Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Counties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 24, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Countiescenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare disasters in Washington and Clearfield counties after two separate flash flooding events earlier this summer.“Flash flooding causes incredible devastation in such a short amount of time,” said Governor Wolf. “The availability of low-interest loans will make it possible for residents and businesses to get back to normal more quickly, and we are grateful that the SBA is making this assistance available.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 14 flooding in Clearfield County, as well as neighboring counties Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, and Jefferson may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 29 flooding in Washington County, as well as neighboring counties Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. Applicants may visit any DLOC location that is convenient to them. The DLOCs will be open at the following location and times:Clearfield County:Glendale Area Public Library961 Forest St.Coalport, PA 16627Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.Closed:            Saturday, Aug. 26Open:              Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Washington County:Salvation Army – Washington County60 E. Maiden St.Washington, PA 15301Open:              Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Open:              Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:            Sunday, Aug. 27Open:              Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Last Day:        Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.For both flooding incidents, the filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 23, 2017.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is May 23, 2018.last_img read more

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Triple M’s Lauren Fitch is parting with her childhood home surrounded by wildlife

first_img41 Oppermann Drive, Ormeau.Triple M’s super sales agent Lauren Fitch is sadly waving goodbye to her family home at Ormeau.The glamorous account manager has been commuting from 41 Oppermann Drive to the radio station’s headquarters at North Quay on and off for the past six years. Lauren Fitch“It’s an easy commute and it is worth it, as I love that house,” Ms Fitch said.Her parents, Robyn and Julian, purchased the elevated five-bedroom property at auction around 17 years ago.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago41 Oppermann Drive, Ormeau.“I have moved rooms three times because there’s so many,” Ms Fitch joked.“The view from the deck is amazing, so is the space for all my clothes.”Ms Fitch has relocated a number of times but has always enjoyed returning to her family’s hilltop retreat.“I’ve moved back home three times now,” she laughed. 41 Oppermann Drive, Ormeau.“It’s a bit sad knowing I won’t have that option in the future.”The two-storey sprawling home offers a spectacular 180-degree view over cane fields to North Stradbroke Island.It’s listed for sale with NGU Real Estate’s Drs Paul and Amy Howe.“The construction is of an extraordinarily high standard that you just don’t see these days,” Dr Paul Howe said.“Its location is also a wonderful plus as it’s surrounded by acreage properties, yet access to the M1 and Brisbane’s CBD or Gold Coast beaches is extremely convenient.”The home is described by Dr Howe as a grand Federation home.The property oozes character with its vaulted ceilings in the entrance, gold taps, picture rails, ornate cornices, ceiling rosettes and intrically laid Italian tiles.last_img read more

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Essequibo vs Select U-17 abandoned after day three

first_img… Hand-in-Hand U-19 3-Day Inter-CountyTORRENTIAL rainfall on Thursday night led to not a ball being bowled yesterday on the third day of the Essequibo vs Select U-17 Hand-in-Hand U-19 3-Day Inter-County third round encounter at the Everest ground. As a result the match was abandoned.Earlier in the week, the opening day was heavily affected by rain. The Select U-17 had won the toss and sent in Essequibo to bat. Opener Kevin Christian fell early, dismissed by Anand Rajkumar for just four runs. When rain interrupted, Orlando Jailall was unbeaten on 13 as was Ameer Singh, who had six runs to his name. Essequibo were on 30-1.On Thursday, (day two), after a late start the Select U-17 turned in an impressive all-round bowling effort to skittle out Essequibo for 145. At stumps the U-17 were on 77-3 trailing by 68 runs.With the game ending as a no-result, it means that the Select U-17 will remain on 10.4 points while Essequibo remain at the cellar position on just 0.3 points.last_img read more

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Sharjah Art Foundation installs nonstop rain room

first_imgRain Room is a place where you can see the rain, feel the rain but you won’t get wet. Located in the Sharjah Art Foundation, Rain Room is a permanent art installation where motion sensors on the ceiling prevent the water droplets from falling on you, clearing a sort of path, roughly six foot in radius.When visitors enter the room, they are directed to navigate intuitively and carefully through the dark underground space in order to protect themselves from the downpour. As visitors walk through the room, which uses 1,200 litres of self-cleaning, recycled water, their movements trigger motion sensors that pauses the rainfall when detecting movement.Founded in 2005, Random International is a London-based collaborative studio for experimental and digital practice within contemporary art. Their work, which includes sculpture, performance and large-scale architectural installations, reflects the relationship between man and machine and centres on audience interaction.Sharjah Art Foundation is an advocate, catalyst and producer of contemporary art. Through the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, year-round exhibitions, education and community outreach programmes, grants, residencies, commissions and publications, the foundation encourages a shared understanding of the transformational role of art.The Rain Room building in Sharjah has been designed by Sharjah Art Foundation and the UAE-based SpaceContinuum Design Studio in collaboration with Shape Architecture Practice + Research, Sharjah.The tickets for Rain Room are sold online and at the venue, and the timings are Saturday-Thursday from 9 am-9 pm and Friday, 4 pm-11 pm.last_img read more

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