Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, will be in Louisiana on Thursday to review damage from flooding that has left 13 people dead and thousands more displaced from their homes.
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U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who chairs the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced that Contreras-Sweet will be viewing flood damage first-hand in Baton Rouge.
They will also visit local business recovery centers and meet with local officials, small business owners and homeowners, Vitter's office said.. The Senate Small Business Committee has jurisdiction over the SBA.
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans for businesses of all sizes and landlords, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters. Those loans help cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.
Several disaster recovery centers opened throughout the flood-affected areas over the weekend. They can be located online here.
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Per Vitter's office: Applicants may contact the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 1-800-659-2955, emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or visiting the SBA’s website at sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hearing impaired individuals may call 1-800-877-8339.
Several federal leaders have traveled to Baton Rouge in the wake of the floods, including FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday.