Perdue Seeking Loans For NC Tornado Victims

Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week's tornadoes.

Perdue said in a statement that she hopes to hear from the SBA early next week.

SBA loans provide up to $200,000 to homeowners to repair and/or replace damaged property. Homeowners and renters would also be eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property.

Severe storms and tornadoes rumbled through western North Carolina Wednesday. In Burke County, 16 homes were destroyed and another 50 suffered some measure of damage.

Damage assessment teams from North Carolina Emergency Management and SBA were surveying losses on Friday.

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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:06 PM
    If I read this right, it says 'loan'. A loan is not storm-aid, IMO. Those people have already lost so much; why just loan them money and expect a payback? So much for FEMA.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    Bev think fast and veto something.
  • by me Location: bayboro on Jan 15, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    Wonder what her cut will be. As far as welfare is concerned they will keep coming as long as the money last.No desire to work and never will. Welfare career family's.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Jan 15, 2012 at 07:23 AM
    Just a pinch of the money that is thrown away in this state would replace everything these people lost, and she wants them to have a "low interest loan"? Maybe they should go to the OBX and "occupy" Marc Basnight`s 25 million dollar pier. Meanwhile, the Feds are shoveling billions to countries that want us all dead. Unbelievable!
  • by Joe Location: Pitt on Jan 14, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    Just what people need...more loan debt...This sorry excuse for a 'guvna' should front the money for the victims LOAN FREE just as they do for all of the welfare recipients in NC who are supposedly 'looking for a job' yet somehow have been drawing welfare since they dropped out of high school.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM in reply to Joe
      If it was LOAN FREE you still would complain.

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