Gov. Walz secures disaster declaration for Dodge and surrounding counties

Published 10:52 am Saturday, August 3, 2019

Governor Tim Walz announced Friday that the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request for an Administrative Declaration of Disaster for Dodge, Goodhue, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, and Steele counties.

Gov. Tim Walz

Gov. Walz submitted a request to SBA on July 29, requesting the declaration after heavy rainfall and flooding caused damage to Dodge County and its surrounding counties. As a result of its approval, property owners in those counties will now be eligible for low-interest loans to help with recovery from the heavy rainfall events in June and July.

“The communities in and around Dodge County will receive this much-needed support to repair and restore their communities,” Walz said. “The results of heavy rainfall have been detrimental and I am proud to have successfully obtained this critical assistance.”

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Low-interest disaster loans will be available to property owners for physical damage and economic injury. The Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3.  Below is the location information including operational hours.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center: Dodge County 

Location: Kasson City Hall, 401 5th St. SE

Opening Date: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday

Days of Operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Closed Aug. 4, 10 and 11.

Closing Date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14