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 12, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- Fountain, Greene, Wabash and White counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance to help local governments impacted by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between July 4 and August 6, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 12, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has funded a $319,806 grant to Indiana's State Division of Mental Health and Addiction (SDMHA) to provide immediate crisis counseling services for victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Losing a home, business, or personal property to disaster takes a financial toll on victims," said Thomas J. Costello, FEMA federal coordinating officer. "But the emotional toll a disaster exacts can be devastating too. A victim's emotional recovery also needs to be addressed."
August 12, 2003
News Release
August 8, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- In just one month since the Presidential disaster declaration of July 11, more than $15.5 million has been made available to assist in the recovery of more than 5,000 Indiana residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on Independence Day.
August 4, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- Briefings for local officials to explain the process of applying for federal disaster assistance have been scheduled for this week at three locations, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. Eighteen Indiana counties are eligible to receive assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged in the wake of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began July 4. Briefing location:
August 4, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- In the month since the start of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that damaged hundreds of homes throughout north central Indiana, a total of $10,521,638 in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved to assist in recovery, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). This is a summary of recovery activities as of close of business August 3:

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