Friday, June 2, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today requested a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for Beckham County to assist those impacted by the tornadoes and other severe weather that occurred May 16.
If approved, the governor’s request would bring SBA low-interest disaster loans for renters, homeowners and business owners to repair or replace any property that was damaged by the severe storms, but was not covered by insurance. The loan program would also be available to assist businesses that sustained economic losses due to the storms.
Damage assessments found more than 160 homes and businesses affected by the storms in Beckham County. Of those, 33 homes and businesses with major damage were identified as uninsured and may be eligible for SBA’s program. One death and multiple injuries were attributed to the storm.
If approved, SBA low-interest disaster loans would be available for eligible homeowners and business owners to replace any storm-damaged property that was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program is also available to assist businesses that sustained economic losses due to the storm.