GREENSBORO, NC -- Disaster relief for those affected by the Greensboro tornado is coming by way of federal grants and loans from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Applicants can apply for SBA disaster loans online at www.DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
In order to be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, you can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA app. In the case that online or mobile is down, you can call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362.
Applicants will need the following info to apply:
- Social Security number
- Address and zip code of the damaged property
- Current mailing address
- Current daytime telephone number
- Private insurance information, if available.
By registering for federal assistance on www.DisasterAssistance.gov residents can:
- Look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance
- Check the status of your application and get updates
- Upload documents to support your application.
For more information on Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan process, you can call SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for hard-of-hearing) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filing deadline for returning applications for physical property damage is July 9. The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 8, 2019.
According to the IRS, victims of the Greensboro Tornado who live or own a business in Guilford or Rockingham county may qualify for tax relief.
This permits the IRS to hold off on certain deadlines for taxpayers that live or have a business in the disaster location.
The IRS will recognize taxpayers within the disaster area and apply automatic filing and payment relief.
However, those who are affected who live or have a business outside the disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request tax relief.