SBA Declares Allen County And Surrounding Areas A Disaster

By Maureen Mespell

August 6, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 8:15 AM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The City of Fort Wayne announced Monday night that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an SBA disaster declaration for Fort Wayne, Allen County and nearby counties.

The declaration is for the June 29th Derecho and high winds that caused major damage to Fort Wayne, Allen County and surrounding counties.

Because the area has been declared a disaster, residents and businesses that sustained damage may be eligible for low interest loans.

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"The word today that Fort Wayne and Allen County are eligible for SBA low interest loans, takes some of the sting out of the severe damage caused by the late June, early July windstorms. This is encouraging to residents who continue to put the pieces together after the recent storm," said Mayor Tom Henry. "I encourage all those affected to apply as soon as possible."

The SBA will be setting up at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana at 7602 Patriot Crossing Tuesday at 9am. They will be open through August 16th.

Hours of operation:

August 7-10, 9am-6pm

August 11, 9am-1pm

August 12, closed

August 13 - 16, 9am-6pm

The disaster declaration also includes the counties of Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble,
Wells and Whitley in Indiana and Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert in Ohio.

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