Rushford and Winona DRCs Transitioning to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers Saturday, Oct. 6

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Release date: 
October 2, 2007
Release Number: 
1717-046

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Rushford and Winona will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) effective Saturday, Oct. 6, according to officials from Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

At the DLOCs, SBA specialists will answer questions about the SBA loan process, help residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding fill out applications for low-interest loans, and close approved loans.

The locations, hours and transition schedules of the centers are as follows:

Fillmore County
TRW West Automotive Building
901 Home St.
Rushford, MN
Daily DRC hours through Friday, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Transitions to DLOC Saturday, Oct. 6
DLOC hours Oct. 6:? 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DLOC hours thereafter, until further notice:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winona County
J.C. Penney Building
1858 W Service Drive (Highway 61 & Highway 14)
Winona, MN
Daily DRC hours through Friday, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Transitions to DLOC Saturday, Oct. 6
DLOC hours Oct. 6:? 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DLOC hours thereafter, until further notice:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note that both centers - as well as DLOCs in Hokah, Rochester and St. Charles - will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.

Residents who have not yet registered for federal assistance are encouraged to do so before visiting a DRC or SBA DLOC. Those affected by the severe storms and flooding can begin applying for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time) Monday through Saturday. Individuals can also register online at www.fema.gov. The deadline to register for assistance is Monday, Oct. 22.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. 

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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