FEMA center shifts to aid with loans

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TUPELO – FEMA’s disaster recovery center in Tupelo will close at 6 p.m. today and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday as a disaster loan outreach center.

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to assist tornado survivors in completing their low-interest disaster loan applications and answer questions about the loan program. FEMA staff will remain at the centers to assist with disaster-related concerns.

The center will remain at the old Tupelo Water and Light building on 320 Court St., with hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice. The center will be closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained storm-related damages have until Monday, June 30, to apply for a low-interest SBA disaster loan. June 30 is also the deadline to register with FEMA.