Wednesday is the deadline for flood victims in southeastern Minnesota to submit applications to obtain state and federal disaster aid, said officials with the state's Homeland Security and Emergency Management department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Residents who suffered damage as a result of heavy rains and floods between Aug. 18 and 31 are eligible to apply for assistance by contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at http://www.fema.gov and clicking on "apply for assistance," or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans for business owners. Applications are due Wednesday and can be accessed at http://www.sba.gov or at 1-800-659-2955.
When applying, victims will need to have the following information: Social Security number; current and pre-disaster addresses; current telephone number; insurance information; household annual income, and a description of losses that were caused by the disaster.
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