Oklahoma Governor Announces SBA Assistance For Fire Victims

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 6:28 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Governor Mary Fallin had declared Oklahoma and Pawnee counties as disaster areas by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the recent wildfires.

The declaration is for the Oklahoma County fires that occurred August 30 through September 1 and the Pawnee County fires that occurred August 7-14.

Under the declaration, 11 contiguous counties also are eligible for assistance.

The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster loans for renters, homeowners and business owners to repair or replace any property damaged by the fires which was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program also is available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the fires.

For more information, contact Keli Cain, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, (405) 521-2481 office, (405) 590-0120 cell.