CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Disaster declaration request granted by U.S Small Business Administration for dozen homes in Mecklenburg County affected by flooded and heavy rains.

Governor Roy Cooper disaster declaration allows affected residents in Mecklenburg County, Catawba County, and eight contiguous counties to apply for SBA loans 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. 

Affected residents can submit applications July 2- July 11 at the Disaster Recovery Center located at Charlotte Fire Station 33, 2001 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road.

 Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov.  

Or you can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) at https://DisasterLoan.sba.gov.  Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.