Hurricane Irma aftermath


Staff Report

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved almost 30,000 disaster loans totaling over $1 billion for disaster survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida, and SBA’s assistance is still available. Customer Service Representatives are stationed at 12 locations throughout Florida to answer program questions, assist in applying for an SBA disaster loan and help with the reconsideration process.

The centers’ South Florida’s locations and hours of operation are indicated below.

Broward County Tamarac Branch Library 8701 W. Commercial Blvd.

Tamarac, FL 33351 Hours: Monday –Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Miami-Dade County U.S. Small Business Administration – District Office 100 S. Biscayne Blvd. 7th floor Miami, FL 33131 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Frankie Shannon Rolle Building 3750 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33133 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monroe County Doubletree Hotel 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monroe County Schmitt Real Estate Company 11100 Overseas Hwy.

Marathon, FL 33050 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Palm Beach County Carol Sims Center 225 NW 12th Ave.

Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Additional information on other recovery centers and the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Loan applications can be downloaded from

For more information about SBA recovery as. sistance, visit

The deadline for economic injury applications is June 11.