Gov. Mike Pence asks for U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster loans for 3 counties

INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Mike Pence has made a request to a federal program to consider giving low-interest loans to three counties affected by last November's outbreak of tornadoes across Indiana.

The governor's office announced Thursday that as a result of those severe storms in mid-November 2013,  Pence requested the use of the U.S. Small Business Administration's disaster loan program for Daviess, Fountain and Howard counties.

If declared, the governor's office said "contiguous" counties would also qualify for the low-interest loans. Those counties are: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Dubois, Grant, Greene, Knox, Martin, Miami, Montgomery, Parke, Pike, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion and Warren.

If the loans are granted, residents, businesses and some non-profit organizations affected by the storms would be able to apply.

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