SBA Approves Disaster Assistance for counties affected by January 10-11 Storms

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

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.

Closed: Sundays

Permanently Closes: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email 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 For details about SBA, visit

For more information on interest rates: SBA Fact Sheet for January 10-11 Severe Weather