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Posted on: September 20, 2017

All Sumter County residents and businesses may apply for federal assistance

Sumter County has now been included in a FEMA Major Disaster Declaration, triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from Hurricane Irma.

Residents with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Sumter County may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at https://DisasterAssistance.gov 

You may also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 AM to 11 PM, seven days a week until further notice.
Applicants will need the following to apply:
     Social Security Number;
     Daytime telephone number;
     Current mailing address, address, and zip code of the damaged property; and
     Private insurance information, if available.

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy.


Small Business Administration Low-Interest Federal Loans are available for Disaster-Related Damages

     Homeowners/Renters: Loans to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property (including cars)
            Interest Rates as low as 1.75% and Repayment Terms up to 30 Years

     Business Loans : Loans to business to repair or replace disaster-damaged property including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery, and equipment.
            Business Interest Rates as low as 3.305% and Repayment Terms up to 30 Years

            Nonprofits: Interest Rates as low as 2.5% and Repayment Terms up to 30 Years

     Economic Injury: Working capital loans to help small businesses.

     Physical Damage Application Filing Deadline: November 9, 2017

     Economic Injury Application Filing Deadline: June 11, 2018

     Apply by registering first with FEMA and then go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call 800-659-2955


Crisis Cleanup: 800-451-1954

(Volunteers that can assist with yard cleanup, debris removal, flood cleaning, etc.)

Other social services referrals: 2-1-1

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