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Federal flood aid approval pending for Armstrong County

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Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 1:46 a.m.
 

Armstrong County officials are awaiting confirmation from President Obama's office for a Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration to provide assistance for victims of the Aug. 28 floods.

The declaration would allow victims to apply for low-interest loans to help cover the cost of flood damage, according to Randy Brozenick, director of public safety.

Brozenick said county officials identified 25 homes or businesses with at least 40 percent of their flood damage not covered by insurance, an assessment required by the SBA for the declaration. The county sent a report to Gov. Tom Corbett's office on Friday, which was approved.

“We filed the paperwork, and it went right through,” Brozenick said. “Until I get the paperwork back, we just have to wait.”

Although he hopes to receive approval soon, Brozenick said, there is no definitive timetable.

Brozenick said more than 200 homes were affected by flooding, but the damage was not enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance.

The Red Cross assisted 10 families, made up of 21 people, with shelter, and 12 families, made up of 39 people, with food. Clothing was provided to 32 people.

Residents would be able to apply for low-interest loans through the SBA. The administration would advertise loan availability and set up a regional office, likely in the courthouse, for applicants, he said.

Anyone with questions about the SBA Disaster Declaration can call Brozenick at 724-548-3431.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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