DCLID: Disaster Letter-97-6
Summary: Declared disaster areas for recent flooding in Ohio and Kentucky.
March 5, 1997
SUMMARY: Declared disaster areas for recent flooding in Ohio
Dear Guaranty Agency Director:
On March 4, President Clinton declared the following 14 counties
in Ohio to be disaster areas because of severe flooding that struck
those areas beginning February 28. Also on March 4, the President
declared the following 9 counties in Kentucky to be disaster areas
because of severe flooding that began in those counties on March 1:
OHIO: Adams, Athens, Brown, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson,
Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Pike, Ross, Scioto,
Vinton, and Washington.
KENTUCKY: Bourbon, Bracken, Bullitt, Franklin, Hardin,
Harrison, Jefferson, Pendleton, and Powell.
The list of designated disaster areas for borrower-initiated 90-day
forbearances under the guidelines first outlined in the
January 14, 1997 "Dear Guaranty Agency Director" letter is
complete as of the date of this letter. We will notify you if
additional areas are designated by the President or the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the date of this
letter. Lenders and guaranty agencies may contact the Department's
toll-free number at 1-800-433-7327, Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST for further updates. This letter has also
been sent to each regional office of the Department, plus the
National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc., the
Consumer Bankers Association, and the National Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Pamela A. Moran
Chief, Loans Branch
Policy Development Division
Student Financial Assistance Programs