PEARL – Governor Tate Reeves’ request for disaster assistance in response to the January 10-11, 2020 severe weather and tornadoes was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations affected by the weather event are eligible to apply for low interest loans for recovery.
The declaration covers DeSoto, Marshall, Tate, and Tunica Counties.
The SBA will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in DeSoto County:
DeSoto County Health Department
3212 HWY 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
Opens: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, February 15 and 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Permanently Closes: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
MEMA continues to work with officials in the impacted counties to assist residents affected by the storms and floods. For more information or questions, contact MEMA External Affairs or visit www.msema.org. For details about SBA, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
For more information on interest rates: SBA Fact Sheet for January 10-11 Severe Weather