Area businesses eligible for disaster loans

– Small, non-farm businesses in 16 East and Northeast Texas counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the excessive rain that occurred in several Texas counties from October 1, 2009 through March 31 of this year.

Area counties eligible include Hunt, Hopkins, Rains Lamar, Delta, Red River, Van Zandt and Wood.