Flood aid center opens at City Hall

February 19, 2009

UPDATED — 11:13 a.m. Feb. 19, 2008

Federal disaster-relief agencies opened an office at City Hall yesterday as part of the ongoing effort to recover from January’s flooding.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration hope the office will serve as an information clearinghouse for flood victims seeking government disaster aid.

“Wherever there’s a need with people who have suffered damage, that’s where we want to be,” SBA communications specialist Roger Busch said.

 

Roger Busch (left) and Thomas Colgin of the U.S. Small Business Administration discuss aid available to property owners affected by January’s flooding and severe weather at the agency’s local Disaster Recovery Center. — By Warren Kagarise

Roger Busch (left) and Thomas Colgin of the U.S. Small Business Administration discuss aid available to property owners affected by January’s flooding and severe weather at the agency’s local Disaster Recovery Center. — By Warren Kagarise

 

 

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