Extra Edition: Disaster Relief in Flooded Areas. Also, Impact of Hospital Closure on Residents.

Tuesday_673x324 11amTUESDAY, MAY 16
PROGRAM # 10006 11:00 AM PT

Extra Edition: Disaster Relief in Flooded Areas.

The SBA is encouraging businesses and residents impacted by severe winter storms, strong winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that began Feb. 21 in California to apply for federal disaster loans to help rebuild and recover from this disaster. Homeowners, renters and businesses who sustained damages in 11 counties must register by June 2 with FEMA to get disaster loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets, or the cost of making improvements that protect against disaster damage in the future, or economic injury assistance even if the business didn’t suffer any property damage.

Guests: Marielli Carty Del Rosario, Public Information Officer, Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience, Field Operations Center – West, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Impact of Hospital Closure on Residents. The closure of a community hospital in Madera, CA, is having a severe impact and bringing hardships to low-income people who rely on public hospitals for their health care. A large number of surveyed members of the Mixtec and Punjabi communities said they are affected, most were not informed, and many have limited transportation means. What’s happening in these communities? Also, a journalist reports on the future of the closed hospital.

Guest: Margarita Santiago, Program Coordinator, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño – CBDIO, Madera, CA; Others TBA.

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