NC tornado victims to get state assistance

Gov. McCrory tours tornado damage on April 27, 2014. (Photo courtesy Facebook/NC Emergency Management)
Gov. McCrory tours tornado damage on April 27, 2014. (Photo courtesy Facebook/NC Emergency Management)

NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) – Gov. Pat McCrory has announced aid for tornado victims in North Carolina.

Financial assistance is now available for those affected by the tornadoes that hit eastern North Carolina April 25. Thursday, he proclaimed a state disaster declaration, so those who don’t qualify for SBA loans can seek can get help to repair and replace personal property.

Residents and businesses can apply for low-interest loans in the following amounts:

  • Up to $24,000 for homeowners
  • Up to $40,000 for renters
  • Up to $2 million for business owners

“Families and small business owners can take some encouragement that they will have a financing element to help replace some of their losses and begin rebuilding in earnest,” said McCrory. “This assistance will help families and small business owners get back to normal after going through some trying times.”

Centers have opened in the following areas for help with applications for assistance. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 through Thursday, May 22. The centers will be closed Sunday, May 18:

  • Beaufort County Health Department
    • 1436 Highland Drive
    • Washington, 27889
  • Pasquotank County Cooperative Extension Office
    • 1209 McPherson Street
    • Elizabeth City, 27909
  • Perquimans County
    • Albemarle Commission Building
    • 512 South Church Street
    • Hertford, 27944

 

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