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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

06/19/07 PRESS RELEASE


Disaster News
Loans for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses of all Sizes SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East - One Baltimore Place, Suite 300 - Atlanta, GA 30308
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Release Date: July 19, 2007 Contact: Mark Ihenacho
Release Number: 07-542, CT 10897/10898 Phone: 404-347-3771


SBA REMAINS AT GREENWICH LOCATION;
Provides Help With Your Disaster Application

HARTFORD, Conn. – The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces that it will continue to provide assistance to Greenwich area residents who sustained damage from the April 2007 severe storms. The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open Friday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Western Civic Center, Room 210, 449 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich, Connecticut. It will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday until further notice.

“SBA thought it was important to have staff remain in Greenwich as well as other locations throughout the disaster area to assist those homeowners, renters, business owners and non-profit organizations that received damage from the storms and flooding. We are encouraging those affected by this disaster to visit any of the Centers below and obtain individual assistance with their applications from our representatives,” said Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers and FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Centers are located in the following communities and are open as indicated:
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

Fairfield County New Haven County
Western Greenwich Civic Center, Room 210 Gateway Community College (Long Wharf Campus)
449 Pemberwick Road 60 Sargent Drive
Greenwich, CT 06831 New Haven, CT 06511
FEMA Center open: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SBA Center opens: Friday, July 20 Closing: Thursday, July 19, at the close of business.
Open: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice

Hartford County New Haven County
Simsbury High School Chase Building
34 Farms Village Road 236 Grand Street – 2nd Floor
Simsbury, CT 06070 Waterbury, CT 06702
Open: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice Open: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice

FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Centers
Fairfield County
City Hall Norwalk Armory
155 Deer Hill Avenue 290 New Canaan Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 Norwalk, CT 06850
Open: Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice Open: Mon. – Sat., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice

Litchfield County
Torrington Fire Station (mobile unit)
111 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Open: Thursday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closing: Friday, July 20, at the close of business
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SBA REMAINS AT GREENWICH LOCATION;
Provides Help With Your Disaster Application


Anyone who has not registered with FEMA can call the FEMA registration line at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Individual with hearing or speech impairment should call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Disaster victims can also register online at www.fema.gov.

Anyone unable to visit one of the Centers may obtain an application by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing-impaired), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX. 76155.

The deadline for returning applications for physical property damage is August 13, 2007; the deadline to return economic injury applications is March 13, 2008.


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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

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