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Governors Press Release 8-18-17

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Gov. Fallin Seeks SBA Disaster Assistance for Tulsa County
Press Release

Friday, August 18, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today requested a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for Tulsa County to assist those impacted by the tornadoes and other severe weather that occurred Aug. 5-14, 2017.

If approved, the governor’s request would make available SBA low-interest disaster loans for business owners, homeowners and renters to repair or replace any property that was damaged by the severe storms, but was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.

The loan program would also be available to assist businesses that sustained economic losses due to the storms.

Under SBA rules, counties contiguous to Tulsa County would also be eligible for assistance, including Wagoner and Rogers counties where storm damage was also reported.

Damage assessments found more than 140 homes and businesses were affected by the storms in Tulsa County, including 26 businesses with major damage. Multiple injuries were attributed to the storm.