WENY News - Bradford Co. Receives Disaster Declaration from Federal Agency

Bradford Co. Receives Disaster Declaration from Federal Agency

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) -- Some news of relief for residents who were impacted by the severe flooding in August in the Northern Tier. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved Governor Tom Wolf's request to declare a disaster in Bradford, Columbia, Delaware, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties. 

It covers flood damage to homes and businesses as a result of severe storms between August 10th - 15th, 2018. 

Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. It also permits loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.

Additionally, businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.

Last week, Bradford County officials announced they received a denial notice for FEMA funding. 

The SBA will establish a Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. Applicants from any eligible county may report to any DLOC location in order to get help. The DLOCs will be open at the following locations and times:

Bradford County:
Fairfield Inn By Marriott
1248 Gold Mile Road
Towanda, PA 18848

Opening: Thursday, December 13: 11 a.m.
Days: Friday, Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 15: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed: Sunday, December 16
Closing: Thursday, December 20: 4 p.m.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Feb. 11, 2019. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Sept. 11, 2019.

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