Disaster assistance offered to Kentuckians affected by severe storms

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding earlier this year can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters and businesses in Breathitt, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Wolfe counties for damages sustained from February 6 through March 10, 2019.

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Small Business Administration’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

The Centers are located in the following communities:

Johnson County
Johnson County Fiscal Court
230 Court St., Suite 201
Paintsville, KY 41240
Opening: Friday, April 5, at 11 am to 6 pm
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 PM
Saturday, April 6, from 10 am to 2 pm
Closed: Sunday, April 7
Closes: Friday, April 12 at 4 pm

Magoffin County
Magoffin County Health Dept.
132 East Mountain Parkway
Salyersville, KY 41465
Opening: Friday, April 5, at 11 am to 6 pm
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 6, from 10 am to 2 pm
Closed: Sunday, April 7
Closes: Friday, April 12 at 4 pm

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is June 3, 2019. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Jan. 3, 2020.