October 19, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, PSA, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Lancaster and York Counties after significant flood damage to homes and businesses was sustained due to severe storms on Aug. 31, 2018.“Residents throughout the commonwealth are still recovering from the record-shattering storms that disrupted their lives this summer,” said Governor Wolf. “Loan programs like these provide a low-cost and accessible lifeline to individuals starting the rebuilding and recovery process.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the storms in Lancaster and York Counties, as well as neighboring counties Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. The DLOC’s will be open at the following locations and times:York County Department ofEmergency ServicesTraining Room120 Davies Dr. York, PA 17402Lancaster County Public SafetyTraining CenterConference Room101 Champ Blvd. Manheim, PA 17545Opening: Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.Closed: Sunday, Oct. 28Days: Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Closing: Monday, Oct. 29: 6p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach centers to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the centers in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 17, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is July 18, 2019. Governor Wolf Announces Federal Aid Availability Following Severe Storms in South-Central Pennsylvania
Brendan Smith and the men\’s hockey team will fight to improve their playoff spot this weekend against UND.[/media-credit]Winless in its last four games, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team has one final series to right the ship before the WCHA playoffs begin.Considering No. 1 North Dakota is coming to the Kohl Center this weekend, gaining momentum heading into the postseason is easier said than done.The Badgers have only picked up one point in their previous four contests, but according to the players, securing home ice for the playoffs while facing the league’s top team isn’t a daunting task at all.“Overall, I just think we are ready,” UW defenseman Brendan Smith said. “If you can’t get pumped up for this weekend, what can you get pumped up for?”Despite posting a tie and a loss against Minnesota State last weekend, the team believes they competed at a high level. Outshooting the Mavericks in both games, the statistics would appear to back up that conclusion.“We just didn’t give up a lot,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “The numbers we gave up were in the low teens, and usually when you have those numbers you win. Other than the final stat of goals for and goals against, we competed hard in a tough building and in the third period we had them on their heels.”Depending on the results around the league this weekend, Wisconsin can fall out of the top five in the conference — losing on home ice in the first round of the playoffs — or the Badgers can finish as high as third. Most importantly, UW controls its own destiny. With a sweep, Wisconsin would secure a top-three finish, and the assurance of skipping the play-in game for the WCHA Final Five should help Eaves’ team advance past the first round.“In hindsight you want to finish third [in the WCHA],” Smith said. “But I think our goal is to come in and play as best as we can. We just want to fulfill our goal in hits, shots on net and chances created. If we can reach that goal it gives us the best chance at winning.”With so much on the line, Wisconsin is bearing down in practice to get ready for the Fighting Sioux — and to forget its last series against MSU.“I think the frustration kind of ended on the bus on the way home,” Smith said. “I think everyone is pumped. North Dakota-Wisconsin is always a battle.”“Just the way we have competed over the last couple of days, it has been at a really high level,” Eaves added. “Based on that, [determined] is a good word to describe it.”No matter what attitude the team plays with, UW will be hurt if junior captain Blake Geoffrion can’t suit up for the series. Geoffrion injured his leg in the second game at Mankato, and according to Eaves, any scenario with the first line center playing is unlikely.“It is under the umbrella of doubtful,” Eaves said of Geoffrion playing this weekend. “Tomorrow, if he can do things off the ice that allow him to get on the ice — you know, we’ll see.”Although NDU will be wearing green and black, the Badgers may see a little of themselves in their opponent this weekend. With only forward Ryan Duncan ranking among the top 25 scorers in the WCHA for North Dakota, the Fighting Sioux score the majority of their goals with a balanced offensive attack.“They are pretty balanced,” Eaves said. “If you take a look at their numbers, they will play four lines. They’ll use more than six forwards on their power play. They have that balance, and that is one of their strengths.”
Black Stars forward, Andre Ayew missed a penalty before going on to score a wonderful half volley in the first leg of the Championship play-off against Brentford.The 1-0 victory handed Swansea the advantage in the semi final first leg with the return fixture set for Wednesday.The Black Stars captain had earlier missed a penalty for the Swans as the Welsh side looked to take an important lead into the second leg.Ayew‘s last 4 goals had all been penalties – his 18th goal of the season for Swansea was the first from open play in 13 appearances.With the game seemingly heading to a stalemate Ayew pounced on some great build-up play from Gallagher and Fulton to fire home a magnificent winner. His effort was beautifully hit on the half-volley and flew into the back of the net.The 30-year-old could have had two goals in the game but missed a penalty in the 64th minute after his shot was superbly blocked by Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.The winner of Wednesday’s semi final tie between Swansea and Brentford over two legs will face the winner of Fulham and for a place in the Premier League next season.