As Recovery Centers Transition, Help Continues

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EVERETT, Wash. – Starting Monday, May 12, local, state and federal representatives will continue to meet individually with SR530 Slide survivors at the Snohomish County Family Resource Center in Darrington.

At the center, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will operate a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). SBA representatives will continue to answer questions, explain the application process, help homeowners, renters and owners of businesses of all sizes apply for low-interest disaster loans.  

Address:

Snohomish County Family Resource Center
1075 Fir St.
Darrington, WA 98241

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SBA’s low-interest, federal disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace property damaged or destroyed by the disaster. So far, SBA has approved more than $700,000 in low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses.

SBA provides federal low-interest disaster loans up to $200,000 to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Businesses of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and businesses to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. 

For small businesses and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered property damage from the explosion.

Snohomish County has opened a Disaster Information Office in Darrington. The office will be a resource information site; no services will be delivered from this location. To learn more, click: http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2358/Resources.

Address:

Disaster Information Center
1075 Darrington St.
Darrington, WA 98241

Hours of operation:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through Saturday, May 10 at 6 p.m., disaster survivors can continue to meet individually with local, state and federal representatives at the three recovery centers that have operated since April 7.

Disaster Recovery Center addresses:

Arlington Dept. of Public Works
154 West Cox Ave.
Arlington, WA 98223

Oso Fire Station (Snohomish County Fire Protection District 25 – parking lot)
21824 State Route 530 NE
Arlington, WA 98223

Darrington Ranger District Office (parking lot)
1405 Emens Ave. North
Darrington, WA 98241

Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Survivors can also ask questions about the disaster assistance process and check the status of their FEMA registration by calling the Washington State Other Needs Assistance help line, (800) 688-3469, or the FEMA help line: (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585.

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