Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette County September 20, 2016center_img Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare Fayette County a disaster area after severe storms and flooding caused significant damage to homes and businesses on Aug. 28.“After visiting Fayette County in the week after storm, I know first-hand how devastating this storm was for many residents,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “In addition to the state resources provided by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies, this federal assistance should provide the help needed for these communities to rebuild and residents to recover.”Citizens in Fayette County, as well as neighboring Pennsylvania counties Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.After the storms, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, along with local and SBA officials, conducted damage assessments within Fayette County. The governor used the damage assessment results to support his assistance request to the SBA.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. 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.The SBA has established a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at Fayette EMS, 301 S. Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425. The center will be open the following dates and times:Opening:  Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.Hours:     Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:     Sunday, Sept. 25Closing:    Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the center 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 Nov. 21, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 20, 2017.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Brazil 2014: Sumaila fit to face Germany

first_imgGhana defender Rashid Sumaila has declared himself fit and available for selection to face Germany in Saturday’s crucial Group G match.The 21-year-old had a swollen toe and was forced off training on Wednesday but has now recovered fully Team doctor Baba Adamu had said the Mamelodi Sundowns player would be assessed to see if he can recover in time to offer head coach Kwesi Appiah options.But Sumaila has disclosed that he is ready to play.“I am feeling very ok with no pains. I didn’t think I could feel this way earlier in the week but things have really moved on very fast,” the centre-back said.“The game against the U.S was a hard pill to swallow but we have decided to move on from it and focus on the game against the Germans.”last_img read more