LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Carter and Lewis counties will be open only through tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 19) to assist people affected by the July severe storms, flooding
Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery specialists and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives staff the centers. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at:
Olive Hill Historical Society
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Lewis County Volunteer Fire Department
298 Lions Lane
Vanceburg, KY 41179
The U.S. Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Friday in Carter County at the Olive Hill Historical Society. The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The center will be closed on Sundays.
SBA representatives will be at the center to issue disaster loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help individuals and business owners to complete their applications and close approved SBA disaster loans.
Residents in Carter, Lewis, Madison, Mason, Pike and Rowan counties who suffered loss as a result of the July severe storms, flooding and mudslides are urged to register with FEMA online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 800-462-7585.
For answers to questions about disaster loan applications, the SBA Customer Service Center can be reached at 800-659-2955. The telephone line is staffed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For further assistance from SBA, loan applicants can go online at www.sba.gov/services/DisasterAssistance or email DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Anyone with disaster-related damages can still apply for low-interest loans at the SBA’s secure website, https://DisasterLoan.sba.gov/ela/.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan.
However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to the SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.