Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Severe Storms in Southwest Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 27, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Severe Storms in Southwest Pennsylvaniacenter_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Fayette County after significant wind, flood and in some cases, mudslide damage to homes and businesses from severe storms and a tornado in February.“These storms damaged property and disrupted lives,” said Governor Wolf. “Low-interest loans will go a long way in helping those affected by the storms.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the Feb. 15-17 storms in Fayette County, as well as neighboring counties Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. The DLOC will be open at the following location and times:Fayette CountyUniontown City Fire Department84 N. Breeson Blvd.Uniontown, PA  15401Opening: Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m.Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed SundayClosing: Thursday, April 5, 3:30 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC 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 May 29, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 27, 2018.last_img read more

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The home where you get paid for doing nothing

first_img77-81 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road.An acreage property south of Brisbane has hit the market with a very unique advantage, an annual $50,000 pay cheque.And the best part is the owner does not have to do a thing to get the money.The 2.05ha property at 77-81 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road in Loganholme goes to auction next month, complete with a four-bedroom home, pool, shed and a mobile phone tower.The tall tower might not appeal to everyone, but for the owners it has meant a steady stream of income from the telcos over the last 20 years – and their phone reception is always at crystal clear.The tower is located behind a workshed.In November the owner of the property will get a cheque for just over $50,000 from the three telecommunication companies that use the tower.The payment started out at $15,500 when the tower was constructed, but has steadily increased in the subsequent years.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BACKYARD WATERSLIDE1918 COTTAGE RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe four-bedroom home has air-conditioning and solar panels.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoElders Shailer Park agent Simon Buchan said the tower, and the sizable revenue it generated, made it difficult to determine just how much the property was worth.“I even had a valuer out there and he said he didn’t even know where to start,” Mr Buchan said.The acreage property could be perfect for truckies or people with horses.Without the tower, he estimated the property would be worth under a million, but the addition of the tower it was very unique.For the current owners, a retired couple, the payments from the tower has easily surpassed the $140,000 they paid they originally paid for the property.There is no problem with phone reception at this property.“I would like to get that 50 grand in my bank account each year,” he said.Several groups had been through the property, and although the tower did not appeal to everyone, most people liked the idea of collecting a big cheque each 12 months.“And your mates will never get lost trying to find your place, you’ll just say follow the mobile tower,” he said.It also comes with a pool and a large shed with three phase power.The property will go under the hammer on Saturday, February 10 at 3pm.FOLLOW BARCLAY WHITE ON TWITTERlast_img read more

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Konadu downplays rift with Yahaya Mohammed

first_imgLocal Black Stars coach Maxwell Konadu downplayed questions of a rift with midfielder Yahaya Mohammed during his time as a coach with Kotoko and is focused on securing the WAFU Cup trophy for Ghana.Mohammed didn’t enjoy much playing time when Coach Konadu was at the helm of Kotoko, but Konadu has chosen to ignore the rumours and insist that Yahaya Mohammed’s omission from Kotoko squad during his managerial stint with the Porcupine Warriors was ‘purely’ on technical grounds.”It was purely technical. Yahaya is a good player but he lacked the technical abilities as a player at the time,” Konadu said on Asempa FM.”I never had personal duels with him. We share ideas a lot at work but the technical aspect of his game was low and he knows that.””Now, he is getting better as a player and it shows in our games as he’s the leading striker for the Local Black Stars.”Yahaya Mohammed will lead the attack for Ghana in the GOtv WAFU Cup final against Senegal on Thursdaylast_img read more

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