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Chatham County Designated Natural Disaster Area

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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 79 counties as a natural disaster area  due to rain damages.  Farmers in all the affected counties are now eligible for financial help to cover losses caused by excessive rain that began April 1st 2013.

The disaster declaration included Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, in Georgia.

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas Sept. 25, 2013, making all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency, provided eligibility requirements are met.  Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses.

Also, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Georgia

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