Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers To Transition To SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

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Release date: 
July 8, 2009
Release Number: 
1841-034

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Two Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) on Monday, July 13.

The DRCs slated to cease operations after Saturday and transition to DLOCs are in Pikeville (Johns Creek Elementary School) and Jackson (Lifeskills Center).

"More than 3,700 Kentuckians have visited the DRCs to ask questions and get help with applications for assistance," said KYEM Director Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzel. "However, it is not necessary to visit a DRC to register for aid or to obtain answers to your questions."

The Kentucky Emergency Management Agency (KYEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened these and other temporary recovery centers on June 3 to give Kentuckians who experienced losses from the severe storms and flooding in May the chance to meet in person with disaster recovery specialists.

"We want to assure everyone affected by this disaster that even though the last two DRCs are transitioning, you can get the same services by calling the toll free FEMA Helpline, 800-621-FEMA," said Federal Coordinating Officer Kim Kadesch. "However, everyone must register no later than Monday, July 27, because that is the deadline."

Numerous homeowners, renters and businesses that have registered with FEMA for assistance have already received in the mail disaster loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The reopening of the facilities on Monday as SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers demonstrates the SBA's commitment to ensure that qualified individuals and businesses of all sizes receive the help they need to recover from the severe storms and flooding in May.

"Applicants who are approved and decide not to take the loan can request that SBA cancel it. They then have up to six months to reopen their file if they find that they need the loan to pay for disaster related repairs," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East. "We are encouraging people affected by this disaster to visit one of our four centers to obtain assistance with completing their loan applications."

For many renters and homeowners, completing the loan application and returning it is a crucial step toward accessing complete disaster recovery assistance. Renters and homeowners denied an SBA disaster loan will be referred to FEMA to be considered for several types of grants that are available only for applicants who are ineligible for SBA disaster loans.

DRC Closings

Pike County
Johns Creek Elementary School, 8302 Meta Highway, Pikeville, KY 41501
DRC Hours: Mon.- Sat. 8 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; ceasing operations Sat., July 11

Breathitt County
Lifeskills Center (2nd floor), 1127 Main Street., Jackson, KY 41339
DRC Hours: Mon.- Sat. 8 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; ceasing operations, Sat., July 11

DLOC Schedule

Floyd County
Martin Community Center, 7199 Kentucky Route 80, Langley, KY 41645
DLOC Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Pike County
Belfry Library, 24371 U.S. Highway 119 North, Belfry, KY 41514
DLOC Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Johns Creek Elementary School, 8302 Meta Highway, Pikeville, KY 41501
Opening as DLOC, Mon., July 13
DLOC Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Breathitt County
Lifeskills Center (2nd floor), 1127 Main Street., Jackson, KY 41339
Opening as DLOC, Mon., July 13
DLOC Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat., Closed

Anyone in Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley, Pike and Magoffin counties with damage from the storms and flooding during the period May 3 - 20 who has not done so is urged to register for assistance by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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