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Assistance and Resources for Natural Disasters
Please report all damages from severe weather events to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security by clicking here. An accurate tally of damages is essential when determining eligibility for assistance from FEMA.
Indiana businesses and residents affected by the tornadoes and high winds on Aug. 24, 2016, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Michael R. Pence on Sept. 6, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Howard County and the adjacent counties of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Miami and Tipton in Indiana.
SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.
The Center is located in the following community and is open as indicated:
United Way of Howard County
210 West Walnut Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Opens: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
Days: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closing: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
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 email@example.com.
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