Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1476)
Incident period: July 4, 2003 to August 6, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 11, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 21, 2003
Kokomo, IN - Although more than $25 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has already been approved for thousands of residents throughout Indiana, assistance is still available for eligible losses for those who suffered damages in the three counties recently added to the declaration. The assistance already approved for disaster victims in the 40 previously declared counties will not reduce the amounts available for severe storm and flooding victims in Lake, Porter and Vanderburgh counties.
August 20, 2003
Most federal disaster assistance programs are designed to meet emergency needs in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These programs are meant to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people's lives to their pre-disaster conditions.
August 19, 2003
Kokomo, IN -- Temporary Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Evansville and Crown Point on Thursday, August 21, to serve victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between July 4 and August 6, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
August 18, 2003
Kokomo, IN -- Disaster assistance has been made available in three additional Indiana counties to help residents recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes, and floods that struck throughout the state between July 4 and August 6, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
August 15, 2003
Kokomo, IN -- More than $22 million in grants and low-interest loans have been approved for many of the 5,356 residents who have applied, but state and federal disaster officials pointed out that there is less than a month left to call and apply before the September 9 deadline.
August 14, 2003
Kokomo, IN - Two Disaster Recovery Centers will close tomorrow (Aug. 15), but U.S. Small Business Administration Workshops will open on Monday in those cities to continue to provide assistance with low-interest loan applications for homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began July 4th.