SBA to open 3rd disaster recovery center in western North Carolina to help flood victims


Those who need help applying for federal flood relief will soon have a choice of three locations in the mountains.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of a third Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Transylvania County. The BRC will open on Tuesday, September 28 at Blue Ridge Community College – Brevard Campus, and will operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide businesses and residents with one-on-one assistance in submitting a loan in the event disaster. request for the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred from August 16-18, 2021.

The BRC at the AB Tech Enka campus will open new hours of operation from today. The Center will operate Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday.

FEMA OPENS 2 TEMPORARY DOCUMENT DEPOT CENTERS FOR TS FRED FLOOD SURVIVORS

“The SBA encourages homeowners, tenants, businesses of all sizes, and nonprofits to visit any BRC for help with disaster loan program issues and assistance. to complete an application, “said an SBA press release.

BRC LOCATIONS

Haywood County

  • Haywood Community College Regional High Tech Center – 112 Industrial Park Drive, Room 3021, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closed Saturday to Sunday

Buncombe County

  • AB Tech Enka Campus – 1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1054, Candler, NC 28715
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., closed Saturday to Sunday

Transylvania County

  • Blue Ridge Community College – Brevard Campus – Applied Technologies Building, Office # 216, 45 Oak Ridge Park Drive, Brevard, NC 28712
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Saturday to Sunday

HOW TO SEEK FEMA RESCUE FOR STORM DAMAGED WELLS, SEPTIC TANKS, PERSONAL PROPERTY

FEMA also locally opened two temporary document drop-off centers for Tropical Storm Fred survivors to submit all supporting documents required for their disaster assistance request.

Survivors can also register with FEMA at the sites.

The centers will only be open until Thursday, September 30 at 5 p.m. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, masks are mandatory in these facilities.

The drop-off points are located at:

  • Buncombe County Interchange Bldg., 59 Woodfin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 (car service only)
  • Transylvanian Public Library, 212 S. Gaston St., Brevard, NC 28712 (walk-in service only)

Click here for more information.

Survivors can apply for disaster assistance at Disaster Assistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362, or using the FEMA mobile application. If you are using a relay service, such as Video Relay Service (VRS), closed captioned telephone service, or the like, give FEMA the number for that service. The lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

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