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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell campus was not affected by the flooding that hit Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania last week, but the Bucknell Small Business Development Center is ready to offer assistance to area businesses that have experienced flood damage.
The West Branch of the Susquehanna River, which runs past Lewisburg, did not threaten the University. However, many communities along the North Branch of the Susquehanna, including Bloomsburg, experienced significant flooding. As many as 200,000 in Northeastern Pennsylvania had been evacuated as river levels approached flood stage.
Meantime, the 16 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in Pennsylvania, including the SBDC at Bucknell, are ready to assist small companies affected by the flooding in 46 Pennsylvania counties.
Confidential, no-fee consulting services are available from the SBDCs to help small companies with loss documentation, information on claim filing, locating and setting up short-term and permanent replacement facilities and assessing environmental cleanup options.
SBDC consultants are also skilled in helping small firms apply for available financial assistance to enable them to become re-established quickly.
Bucknell's Small Business Development Center can be reached at 570-577-1249.
Posted July 3, 2006