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Follansbee Flood Victims Eligible for SBA Loans

Arthur Quattrocchi stands in front of his son's house Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Follansbee, W.Va., joking about having a yard sale. The town was flooded during severe storms that hit West Virginia's Northern Panhandle on Saturday, July 30.

Both home and business owners in the Follansbee area are now eligible for federal assistance after flooding in late July.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday his request for aid for the July 29 and 30 floods in three counties was approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The declaration means both homeowners and business owners in three counties- Brooke, Hancock and Ohio- are now eligible for low interest disaster loans.

Loan applications looking for assistance with physical property damage are due by October 24. Economic injury applications for businesses are due May 23, 2017.

The SBA is setting up a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Follansbee City Building where representatives will be available to help fill out those loan applications. The center will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Thursday August 27 to September 1.

Applications can also be found online at