Jackson County Residents Eligible for Disaster Loan

JACKSON COUNTY FEMA’s temporary disaster assistance office in Jackson County will close tomorrow.

Small business administration officials were on-duty today, answering flood victims' questions about SBA loans. Homeowners, renters, and small business owners affected by the heavy rains and flooding in late April and early may could be eligible for the loans.

The SBA has already approved 20 million dollars in disaster loans across the panhandle. The application deadline is July 7th. If the SBA denies an application, then FEMA may still help.

"If SBA says 'No, we can't approve a loan for you', then they get referred back to FEMA and they may be eligible for additional assistance. So it’s really, really important. Work with the SBA and fill out the application," said FEMA Public Affairs Officer Jack Heesch.

If you would like more information on the Small Business Administration, visit their website at http://www.sba.gov/disaster. You can also call them at 1-800-659-2955, or apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.


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