DCLID: Disaster Letter-97-7
Summary: Declared disaster areas for recent tornadoes in Arkansas, and flooding in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
March 10, 1997
SUMMARY: Declared disaster areas for recent tornadoes in
Arkansas, and flooding in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and
Dear Guaranty Agency Director:
President Clinton has declared 13 counties in Arkansas to be disaster
areas because of tornadoes that struck that state on March 1. An
additional 76 counties in five other states were also declared to be
disaster areas because of severe flooding caused by heavy rains that
generally began in those areas on or about February 28. On March 3
and March 5, we notified you of the disaster areas in Arkansas,
Kentucky, and Ohio. Since then, additional counties in those states, as
well as parts of Indiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia have been
declared to be disaster areas. The following list of counties reflects
the information we have obtained from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) as of the date of this letter. The
counties added in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Ohio since our earlier
notices to you have been underlined (capitalized on the BBS).
Arkansas: Clark, Cross, Greene, Hempstead, HOT SPRINGS,
Jackson, Lonoke, MISSISSIPPI, Nevada, POINSETT, Pulaski, Saline,
Indiana: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson,
Ohio, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
Kentucky: Bourbon, Bracken, BRECKINRIDGE, Bullitt,
CAMPBELL, CARROLL, CHRISTIAN, DAVIES, Franklin,
GALLATIN, Hardin, Harrison, HENRY Jefferson, KENTON,
LEWIS, MCLEAN, MEADE, NELSON, OLDHAM, OWEN,
Pendleton, Powell, and TRIMBLE.
Ohio: Adams, Athens, Brown, CLERMONT, Gallia, HAMILTON,
Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Pike, Ross, Scioto,
Vinton, and Washington.
Tennessee: Carroll, Cheatham, Dyer, Madison, McNairy,
Montgomery, and Obion.
West Virginia: Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Jackson,
Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel,
Wirt, and Wood.
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 FEMA. 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