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Posted on: September 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Isaias and Related Tornado Disaster Assistance Update

The City of Suffolk has been advised of the potential for federal assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Isaias and related tornadoes that occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The U. S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance is in the form of low-interest loans with terms and conditions that make recovery less challenging for homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations of all sizes. 

For those that may not have reported associated storm-related damages previously, in addition to those affected that have not reached out to Planning & Community Development after recently receiving door hanger notifications, please call 757.514.4160 beginning Monday, September 14th, through the deadline of Friday, September 18th, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to provide required information.  By doing so, this benefits not only the affected individuals, but potentially those collectively impacted throughout the region. 

Additionally, the City of Suffolk Assessor’s Office wants property owners to know they may be eligible for a reduction in tax levies if buildings were razed, destroyed, or damaged.  They are currently in the process of sending letters and applications to affected property owners. The reduction in tax levies is allowable if destruction or damage is equal to or exceeds $500 in the value of the building.

Also, no reduction in tax levies is allowed unless the destruction or damage renders the building unfit for use and occupancy for thirty days or more during the calendar year.

Property owners may contact the Assessor’s Office at 757.514.7475, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for answers to questions and further assistance.

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