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

October 23, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- The names will change but help is still available for disaster victims. Following similar transitions already completed in other locations set up for tornado victims, this Monday, Oct. 28, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is opening SBA Workshops at locations in Martinsville and Indianapolis. The new workshops replace the last two remaining state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers.
October 17, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Disaster assistance for Madison County has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Indiana, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. Under the original declaration issued by President Bush on September 25, Madison County was designated for aid to individuals, families and business owners.
October 16, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Almost a month has passed since tornadoes caused a path of destruction through southeast and central Indiana. Since the Presidential disaster declaration of September 25, more than $3 million has been made available to assist in the recovery of thousands affected by the devastating weather events of that late September Friday afternoon.
October 16, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Tornado victims will notice little change at the Warren Township Government Center, except the name, when the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), opens a workshop on Friday to replace the Disaster Recovery Center.
October 11, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- More than $1.5 million in disaster assistance grants and low-interest loans has been approved for disaster assistance to applicants throughout the 32 Indiana counties eligible for Individual Assistance. Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Indiana residents following the tornadoes and severe storms. The following is an update of their activities to date.
October 11, 2002
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- A briefing for local officials to explain the process of applying for federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged in the wake of the tornadoes and severe storms has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Madison County, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today.

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