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Governor Eric Holcomb Seeks Federal Disaster Loans For 9 Counties
Updated June 6, 2017 10:14 AM
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(UNDATED) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has requested federal assistance that could help nine counties devastated by flooding.

Holcomb's administration announced that the Republican governor is asking the U.S Small Business Administration for disaster loans that could help recovery from flooding that started in late May.

The U.S. Small Business Administration administers the federal low-interest disaster loans program.

Holcomb requested the aid for Washington County in southern Indiana, but if approved, eight other nearby counties would also qualify. They include Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Scott counties.

"This flooding devastated residents of Washington County," Gov. Holcomb said. "It left homes and businesses severely affected, and our goal is to offer assistance. The state is applying for low-interest disaster loans to provide that measure of help."

Gov. Holcomb has directed the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to continue coordinating state actions in the aftermath of these storms.

The federal agency administers a low-interest disaster loan program.

Area residents, businesses and some nonprofit organizations that were affected would be able to apply if Holcomb's request is approved.

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