Ten SeMo, Seven NEA Counties Eligible for SBA Disaster Assistance

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - Nine primary counties in southeast Missouri lead a list of 17 counties in Region 8 that are eligible for disaster assistance from the Small Business Administration.

Disaster loans from the SBA may be used to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by severe freezing temperatures that occured in the primary counties of Butler, Howell, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Oregon, New Madrid, Ripley and Stoddard.

Residents in Pemiscot County are also eligible, because it is considered a "neighboring county," as are Clay, Craighead, Fulton, Greene, Mississippi, Randolph and Sharp counties.