Topeka Residents and businesses affected by the storms in Kansas last month will be eligible for federal disaster loans.
The Kansas Adjutant General's office said in a release Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to residents and businesses affected by the tornadoes and severe storms that hit eastern Kansas on Feb. 28.
The SBA loans are available in Geary, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties.
An outreach center has been established in the Harveyville Public Library where SBA representatives will be on hand to help interested residents. Applicants can also apply online at SBA's web site.
An EF-2 tornado destroyed nearly half of the eastern Kansas town of Harveyville. One resident was killed and more than a dozen were injured.