Disaster loan program offered to flood victims

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Almost three weeks to the day after a heavy rains submerged a Clark County apartment complex, help is on the way.

At least a 100 people were displaced when flash flooding hit this Laynecrest Manor. In the middle of the night, families were evacuated and most took nothing with them.

Now they are getting some help from a disaster loan program. The U.S. Small Business Administration declared Clark County a disaster area late last week.

But many residents still haven’t seen the relief efforts full swing. They’ve been staying with family and friends, some taking shelter through the Clark County Red Cross. But now as weeks have passed, many are looking to settle down and begin the process to getting some disaster relief.

Starting today through June 19, residents can go to the outreach center at the Bethel Township fire station. They’ll be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The center hopes to help people to apply for these loans that will help replace many damaged property. The loans will be long-term, low interest loans.

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