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Businesses in Two W.Va. Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

Bridge and construction equipment underwater on River Road in northeastern Morgan County. Sleepy Creek is backed up where it runs into the Potomac River. Photo taken on June 4, 2018.

Some small businesses in two West Virginia counties are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans as a result of storms last year.

The U.S. Small Business Administration said the loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations in Hardy and Pendleton counties.

The loans are available as a result of a drought disaster declaration by the agriculture secretary covering the effects of rain, flash flooding, flooding and hail that began April 15, 2018.

Kem Fleming of SBA’s Field Operations Center East says Hardy and Pendleton counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Virginia.

Applications may be made online or by calling (800) 659-2955, or (800) 877-8339 for the hearing impaired.