NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Small Business Administration will open a temporary office this week in Washington County to assist homeowners and businesses who were affected by the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on Aug. 5.
The office will open on Tuesday at the Washington County courthouse in Jonesborough to help people apply for low-interest loans. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced last week that the Small Business Administration had granted his disaster declaration for Washington and surrounding counties.
On Aug. 5, a severe storm moved across Tennessee causing damage from straight line winds and flash flooding. In Washington County, more than 25 uninsured homes and businesses experienced damage in excess of 40 percent of their replacement value.