LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Businesses affected by the Aliso Canyon gas leak were urged  to fill out an economic injury worksheet to help qualify the area for small business loans.

The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management said the testimony will help with seeking a U.S. Small Business Administration Declaration, which would lead to low-interest loans being offered to businesses hurt economically by the gas leak.

Thousands of families relocating out of the Porter Ranch and other communities near the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility, where the leak was first discovered more than three months ago, potentially hurting local businesses.

The worksheet can be found at http://lacounty.gov/alisocanyon and http://211la.org . Filled-out worksheets can be emailed to oem@ceooem.lacounty.gov.

For more information, call OEM Deputy Director Leslie Luke at (323) 980- 2260.