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BRIEF: Low-interest disaster loans available in Ottawa and Craig counties of Oklahoma

May 9, 2014

By Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

May 09--QUAPAW -- Low-interest disaster loans are available for individuals and businesses harmed by a tornado and severe storms that struck April 28 in the Quapaw area, Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday.

The U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans are available to renters, homeowners, business owners and nonprofits to repair or replace storm-damaged real estate or personal property that was not covered by insurance, the governor's office said. The loan program also is available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the storm.

The disaster declaration covers Ottawa and Craig counties, as well as neighboring counties in Kansas and Missouri.

How to get help

The Robert Whitebird Cultural Center, 905 Whitebird St. in Quapaw, will be used as a disaster loan outreach center. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Applications may be submitted online at


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Source: Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)