Palm Beach County flooding: Low-interest loans available to victims

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - More help is on the way to Palm Beach County residents who continue to recover from flooding in January.

The county has qualified for special, long-term, low-interest loans for flood victims.

The money can be used to cover the costs of fixing up parts of homes and businesses affected by the 1,000-year flood.

A disaster recovery center is opening at the Hagen Ranch Road Public library in Delray Beach on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The library is located at 14350 Hagen Ranch Road.

SBA and County workers will be on hand to help people apply for the loans.

The disaster recovery center will be open until Feb. 13.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The public need to call (800) 659-2955 to register for an appointment before going to the Disaster Recovery Center.

Palm Beach County applied to receive federal disaster money, but the government said there was not enough damage to qualify.

Mental health professionals along with other county departments will also be on hand to help people who may be dealing with other issues from the flooding, like stress.

County leaders say those affected should call 2-1-1 for more information.

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