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Federal Flood Relief Available to Catawba County Residents

Federal Flood Relief Available to Catawba County Residents

Published: June 28, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making low-interest disaster loans available to residents and businesses affected by the June 6, 2019 flooding in Catawba and Mecklenburg Counties in response to a disaster declaration request from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.

SBA loans are designed to help home and business owners where insurance does not fully cover the cost of repairs to a home or business. The loan can also be used to reduce the economic injury, or replace machinery, equipment and inventory loss caused by the storm.

Disaster Recovery Centers will be open at these locations for affected residents to submit applications from July 2 through July 11. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Centers will be closed on July 4th.

Catawba County – Disaster Recovery Center

  • Springs Road Baptist Church – 3580 Springs Rd. NE, Hickory, NC

Mecklenburg County – Disaster Recovery Center

  • Fire Department – 2001 Mt Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte

Applicants may apply online now using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at

Completed applications should be returned to the Disaster Recovery Centers or mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Aug. 26, 2019. The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 27, 2020.

“We are grateful this resource has been made available to our residents thanks to the efforts of Governor Cooper and the U.S. Small Business Administration,” said Catawba County Emergency Services Director Bryan Blanton. “We know many residents are facing costly repairs to their homes, and we hope these resources will help speed up their recovery process.”