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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CoA Split Out in Open; Vinod Rai Wants BCCI Election Deferred

first_imgNew Delhi: The corridors in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters is buzzing ever since the Supreme Court order on Friday allowed Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) to hold elections even though the Committee of Administrators (CoA) wanted otherwise. In fact, the split in the committee is wide open as chief Vinod Rai has called for deferment of the BCCI elections, but co-member Diana Edulji has begged to differ.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI functionary said that while Rai and Ravi Thodge are in favour of deferring the board elections, Diana Edulji has made her stand very clear not only to the committee, but also to the Amicus Curiae.”She has begged to differ with Rai and Thodge and sees no reason why the BCCI elections need to be deferred. In fact, she has made this clear even in the emails that have been exchanged by the three members of the CoA. Also, she informed the Amicus of the same on Monday when talks were on that the CoA wants clarity on the latest order of the court. She believes that there is still enough time to hold BCCI elections and even the court has made it clear that one doesn’t need the 21-day notice to call for elections,” the functionary revealed.Sources in the know of developments have told IANS that Rai is currently in Mumbai at the BCCI HQ and meeting the legal team along with CEO Rahul Johri to find a way out since the Amicus has supposedly not shown much interest in the CoA’s attempts to postpone the elections.The CoA on Monday filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking certain clarifications to the court’s order on holding elections in the state associations of the board. The Supreme Court had on Friday allowed TNCA to hold elections.In the application, accessed by IANS, the CoA said: “The CoA is specially seeking clarification to the portion of the Order whereby this Hon’ble Court has:1) Permitted the applicant e TNCA to hold elections to the post of Assistant Secretary.2) Directed that disqualification shall be confined only to those who had held the post of “Office Bearers” of the Cricket Association.It is humbly submitted that the direction is erroneously construed in such a manner so as to override the principal judgment dated 18th July 2016 and 9th August 2018.”Speaking to IANS, a senior board official said that the move was on expected lines as the CoA wants to extend its tenure. “Not surprised. The order of the SC is crystal clear, but the CoA’s actions clearly show what we have been saying all along, that is, they want to extend their tenure and don’t want this matter to be concluded so that CoA may continue functioning,” the official said. IANSAlso Read: Workload Management High on Skipper Virat Kohli Priority ListAlso Watch:BJP observed ‘Janajagaran Sabha’ in Duliajan | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

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