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(Disaster Letter-97-09) Declared disaster areas for recent tornadoes in Arkansas, and flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

DCLPublicationDate: 3/1/97
DCLID: Disaster Letter-97-9
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Summary: Declared disaster areas for recent tornadoes in Arkansas, and flooding in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.


March, 26, 1997

Summary: Declared disaster areas for recent
tornadoes in Arkansas, and flooding in Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West
Virginia.


Dear Guaranty Agency Director:

In our March 26 update to you, we notified you of
the counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia that
the President has declared to be disaster areas
because of tornadoes and severe flooding caused
by heavy rains that generally began in those areas
on or about February 28. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) has informed us that
it has added additional counties in Kentucky since
the date of our last notification. The following list
of counties reflects the information we have
obtained from FEMA as of the date of this letter.
The counties added in Kentucky since our last
notice to you have been underlined (CAPITALIZED
on the BBS).


Arkansas: Clark, Cross, Greene, Hempstead, Hot
Springs, Jackson, Lonoke, Mississippi, Nevada,
Poinsett, Pulaski, Saline, and White.

Illinois: Alexander, Gallatin, Hardin, Massac, and
Pope.

Indiana: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd,
Harrison, Jefferson, Ohio, Perry, Posey, Spencer,
Switzerland, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.

Kentucky: Andersen, BALLARD, Bath, Boone,
Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Breckinridge, Bullitt,
Butler, Caldwell, Campbell, CARLISLE, Carroll,
Carter, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Elliott,
ESTILL, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Franklin, FULTON,
Gallatin, Grant, GRAYSON Greenup, Hancock,
Hardin, Harrison, HART, Henderson, Henry,
HICKMAN, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton,
Larue, Lawrence, Lewis, Livingston, MARSHALL,
Mason, McCracken, McLean, Meade, Menifee,
Mercer, MONROE, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson,
Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Pike,
Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, Shelby,
SIMPSON, Spencer, TODD, Trimble, Union,
WARREN, Washington, Webster, and WOODFORD.

Ohio: Adams, Athens, Brown, Clermont, Gallia,
Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs,
Monroe, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and
Washington.

Tennessee: Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Davidson,
Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale,
Madison, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby,
Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, and Weakly.

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.

Sincerely,


Pamela A. Moran
Chief, Loans Branch
Policy Development Division
Student Financial Assistance Programs

Last Modified: 02/28/1997