Indiana Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1433)

Incident period: September 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 25, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 4, 2002
News Release
Following severe storms and tornadoes in Indiana, FEMA Mitigation Specialist Michael J. Klitzke conducts a Workshop on Wind-Resistant Construction Techniques at a Home Depot located in Greenwood. » Tornado Safe Rooms
October 29, 2002
News Release
FEMA Mitigation Specialist Harry Nolan offers Indianans Information on Safe Room Construction » Tornado Safe Rooms
October 25, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Shoppers heading to the Castleton Mall Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be able to see a model of a Safe Room. State and federal mitigation officers also will have literature and building plans free for the asking for anyone interested in adding such a wind resistant structure to their home. Safe Rooms save lives!
October 25, 2002
News Release
CORRECTION: Due to scheduling conflict we have had to change the time of the Greenwood Workshop from previously published 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Indianapolis, IN -- Take steps now to reduce future damage from tornadoes and severe windstorms, warn hazard mitigation experts from the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management
October 24, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Take steps now to reduce future damage from tornadoes and severe windstorms, warn hazard mitigation experts from the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To help people take those steps, mitigation specialists are inviting the public and those in the building trades to wind-resistant construction techniques workshops on Saturday, Nov. 2. The workshops will meet at the following times and locations:
October 24, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Disaster assistance for tornado victims in Indiana is as close as the nearest phone, state and federal officials remind those seeking help in recovering from the Sept. 20 storms. But the time remaining to make that call is drawing to a close. The last day to apply for state/federal disaster assistance is November 25. "We encourage tornado victims who still need assistance to let us know. A telephone call is all it takes," said State Coordinating Officer Patrick R. Ralston with Indiana State Emergency Management (SEMA).

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