SBA extends stay to Aug. 24 to help storm victims
U.S. Small Business Administration officials are extending their stay in San Angelo through Aug. 24 to help victims of severe storms that struck June 23-26 in applying for federal aid.
The SBA is on the second floor of the Keyes Building, 113 W. Beauregard Ave., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Thursday, Aug. 24. No appointment is necessary. Learn more at the links on the right-hand side of this page.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses and residents who suffered damage caused by the storms' winds, hail and flooding. Assistance is available in Coke, Concho, Irion, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling and Tom Green counties.
Businesses and nonprofits may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets. For small businesses and most nonprofits, SBA offers economic injury loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered property damage.
Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters can borrow up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates can be as low as 3.215 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, and 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA, based on an applicant’s financial condition.
The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is Sept. 25. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 26, 2018.
Applicants may apply online, receive more information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may call 1-800-659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 1-800-877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
A division of the San Angelo Fire Department, the Office of Emergency Management is a unique agency that serves the City of San Angelo and Tom Green County. Under federal and state regulations, the directors of the emergency management program are our chief elected officials: County Judge Steve Floyd and Mayor Dwain Morrison. Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Mild oversees the daily operations of the program.
The Office of Emergency Management works closely with all city, county, state and federal agencies. Emergency Management also partners with many other agencies, such as the American Red Cross, volunteer fire departments, REACT, the Amateur Radio Club, the San Angelo Emergency Corps, the Salvation Army, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, the National Weather Service, Goodfellow Air Force Base, the Civil Air Patrol, local hospitals, and all area school districts to make our city and county as disaster-resistant as possible.
Emergency Management focuses on several key areas to help our city and county be prepared for any disaster. These include:
The disaster plan
Emergency Management takes an “all-hazards” approach to disaster management, which is reflected in our disaster plan. The plan is made up of several components that include the basic plan and 22 annexes. Emergency Management gathers the local experts in these areas to write, regularly review and, when necessary, update the basic plan and annexes.
Training is essential for an effective disaster response. Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services are proficient at handling emergencies and crisis situations. However, when disaster strikes on a large scale, extraordinary measures are needed to manage resources and deal with situations that are not normally part of their daily functions. Emergency Management works with the City and county agencies to identify and coordinate appropriate training opportunities.
Public education and awareness
Another key role of Emergency Management is to inform you, the citizens of Tom Green County and the City of San Angelo. We continually strive to bring you the information you need to make you and your family safer during times of disaster. This website is central in bringing you this information.
An Emergency Management representative is available to speak on a variety of emergency management topics to any business or civic group within Tom Green County or the City. Call 325-657-4289 or email Steve Mild for more information.
Texas Division of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters.
TDEM implements programs to increase public awareness about threats and hazards, coordinates emergency planning, provides an extensive array of specialized training for emergency responders and local officials, and administers disaster recovery and hazard mitigation programs in the state of Texas.