MAYVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than a month after historic floods ravaged parts of Chautauqua County, causing millions in damages, monetary help is available.
Small Business Administration Loans are now available for those with severe damage. The loans can be used towards repairs or to replace damaged items, and they’re federal low-interest loans.
“The recent flooding has left thousands of area residents reeling and unsure how they would be able to repair their homes and replace lost times,” Senator Catharine Young said. “We are fortunate to have such strong local leaders in our county executive and Julius Leone and all of our first responders.”
Leone, the director of the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, says his office gets daily calls asking if help is available yet.
To infrastructure alone, the floods caused more than $6 million in damages. Local homes sustained millions more in damage, but the combined numbers fell short of FEMA aid.
For more on the loans along with the portal at which residents can apply, click here.