SBA loans now available to Chautauqua County flood victims

Road blocked due to flooding in Brocton, Chautauqua County.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s