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Escambia County declared natural disaster area
Escambia County has been declared a natural disaster area.
The declaration comes after excessive rain and flooding damaged the area. The flooding began earlier this year in January and it continues.
Farmers and ranchers in Escambia County qualify for natural disaster assistance.
The USDA is offering low interest emergency loans to qualified farmers. The loan will come from USDA's Farm Service Agency if eligibility requirements are met.
Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans.