Feb. 8, 2013
residents and businesses affected by severe storms and tornadoes on
can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator
Karen G. Mills
Administrator Mills made the loans available in response to a
letter from the governor's authorized representative
, requesting an SBA disaster declaration. The declaration covers
counties and the adjacent counties of
"The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of
with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes with federal disaster loans," said Administrator Mills. "Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."
"Loans up to
are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to
to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property," said
, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. "SBA's Customer Service Representatives are on hand at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to issue applications, and assist survivors with completing their applications," Skaggs added.
The centers are located in the following communities and are open as indicated until further notice: