Small Business Assistance Still Available

The federal government is still offering disaster loans to help business and homeowners recover from last month's storm damage.

The Small Business Administration has loan applications available for property owners who suffered damage from the remnants of Tropical Storm Allison. The deadline for applying is August 27th.

SBA representatives have an office on the first floor of the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. If you can't make it to the courthouse, you can call the SBA toll free at 1-800-359-2227.

So far, the Small Business Administration has received 83 disaster loan applications.