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McCrory: aid available for those affected by April 25 tornadoes

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McCrory and North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry talk with residents in Perquimans County following the April 25 storms. McCrory and North Carolina Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry talk with residents in Perquimans County following the April 25 storms.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday individuals and business owners affected by the April 25 tornadoes in eastern North Carolina are eligible for financial aid.

McCrory applied for and received a federal disaster declaration for many counties damaged by the severe storms. McCrory also declared a state disaster declaration allowing those to ask for state assistance who do not qualify for the federally-funded U.S. Small Business Administration loans.

Counties declared disaster areas include Beaufort, Pasquotank, Perquimans and their adjacent counties, including Chowan.

“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,” McCrory said. "This assistance will help families and small business owners get back to normal after going through some trying times."

The U.S. SBA disaster declaration allows residents and business owners in the declared and adjacent counties to apply for low-interest federal loans.

Homeowners can apply for a loan of up to $240,000 to repair or replace their residence and some personal belongings. Renters are allowed to apply for a loan of up to $40,000 to replace personal belongings while business owners are allowed to apply for a loan of up to $2 million.

Starting Friday, emergency management agency representatives will be present at three Disaster Loan Outreach Centers. These centers will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. May 16 through May 22.

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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