Office of Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma
State Capitol – Oklahoma City OK 73105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2009
Feds Approve SBA Aid for Caddo County Tornado, Storm Victims
Oklahoma City -- Gov. Brad Henry announced today the availability of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans for those impacted by the severe storms and tornado that occurred May 13 in Caddo County.
The SBA disaster declaration covers Caddo County and the neighboring counties of Blaine, Canadian, Comanche, Custer, Grady, Kiowa and Washita.
The SBA disaster assistance is available for renters, homeowners, business owners and private, non-profits to repair or replace any property damaged by the storm which was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program is also available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the storm.
Tuesday, a Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open at Anadarko Chamber of Commerce, 516 W. Kentucky Avenue in Anadarko. SBA officials will be on-hand to assist individuals in completing applications, explain the process and answer questions. The Outreach Center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, July 17. It will be closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
Applicants may also apply by calling (800) 659-2955 or going online at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.