Hardin County Community Receives Federal Disaster Relief


Its been almost five months since Hardin County experienced historic floods.

Roads were impassable, homes were completely destroyed, and the community was left wondering if they were ever going to see federal help

“People have gotten kind of antsy because they felt there should have been a little more help earlier and not knowing when the help was coming from the federal government," says Ray Waggoner.

The wait for the Hardin County community is finally over. SBA is here providing disaster relief to nonprofits, businesses, and even homeowners.”

"undoubtedly this will be a good thing for them and very beneficial for the community,” says Waggoner.

The U.S. small business administration is offering disaster relief to those affected to help them recover

Homeowners and renters can apply for up to 200 thousand dollars, businesses can apply for up to 2 million dollars, and small businesses can apply for disaster loans to help them pay bills they would have paid if it hadn't been for the floods.

"The floods were unexpected so this is something to help we try to make it as affordable as possible to recover,” says Lori Dana.

Hardin county is one of 19 counties in Tennessee declared a disaster area that SBA will be providing assistance to as community members continue to seek aid.

From Hardin County, for 39 News, i'm Camila Rueda.

The SBA will be at the Hardin County Fire Department to help anyone needing to apply for disaster loans.

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