A Disaster Recovery Center operated by the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened in Johnson County to help homeowners, renters and business owners in Carter, Johnson, Rowan and Trimble counties who sustained damage as a result of storms, tornadoes and flooding in July.
The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is at the Midway College School of Pharmacy, which formerly was the Paintsville Entrepreneurial Center, 120 Teays Branch Road, Paintsville.
Representatives from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, nongovernmental organizations and the community will be there to provide information on the types of assistance available, including money to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs.
Low-interest Small Business Administration loans might be available for losses not covered by insurance or other sources.
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It is recommended that people register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 before going to the center.