Gov. Rauner Asks Small Business Administration For Stephenson County Flood Relief

Sep 11, 2017

Credit Phil Masterton / WNIJ

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has submitted a request to the federal Small Business Administration to help Stephenson County residents affected by July flooding.

“Stephenson County was particularly hard hit by the July floods, and we want to do everything possible to help them fully recover,” Gov. Rauner said. “If approved, the SBA assistance could be a tremendous help to many people who are working to repair or replace their homes or businesses.”

The request would let affected people and businesses apply for long-term, low-interest loans to help them recover. Assessments by SBA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency found 112 homes, six businesses, and one nonprofit sustained major damage and had uninsured flood losses.