PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s Public Works department, which has been picking up residual dirt piled at residential curbsides after October’s record-breaking rainstorm, is reminding Palmdale residents that they have until Monday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., to arrange for a pick up.
To make arrangements for a dirt pick up between now and Monday, Dec. 7, call 661-267-5338, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and leave your name and address.
Also, as a reminder, the Los Angeles County SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will close permanently on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
The center is available to residents, renters, and business owners who were impacted by the flash floods, mudslides, and debris and mudflows that occurred Oct.15.
The office is located at 827 East Avenue Q-9, across from Poncitlán Square, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 pm.
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets. Additional loans are available to protect against future damage.
Smaller businesses and most nonprofit groups can also request loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster, whether or not they suffered property damage.
Disaster loans for homeowners range up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged real estate. Renters and homeowners can apply for as much as $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property.
Loan amounts, interest rates and other terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may also apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or by calling 800-659-2955 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is Jan. 17. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Aug. 17.
Los Angeles County residents, renters and business owners are still encouraged to report their storm-related damages to 211 LA County by dialing 2-1-1 or by going to the website at https://www.211la.org.
[Information via news release from the City of Palmdale.]