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

July 31, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- People who call the FEMA toll-free application line at 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY 1-800-462-7585) to apply for disaster assistance can feel confident that the information they provide is used only to provide disaster recovery assistance, according to the head of disaster recovery operations in Indiana for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 31, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are opening temporary Disaster Recovery Centers in additional locations to bring information to individuals who may have questions after they have applied for disaster assistance.To apply for assistance, residents in the disaster-declared counties should call 1 800 621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for those with hearing or speech impairment is 1 800 462-7585. These information centers will be operating 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm., at the following locations and dates:
July 30, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- Cass, Clay, Jay, Tipton and Union counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance to help local governments impacted by July's severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Thomas J. Costello, federal coordinating officer. Costello said the assistance was approved following a review of data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
July 30, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- Flood victims in disaster-declared Indiana counties do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amount available for their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and voluntary organizations are providing a wide range of programs and services for victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.
July 29, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN -- One of the ways to protect your home in future floods is to purchase flood insurance. This is the best means of recovery from flood damages.
July 28, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are setting up temporary Disaster Recovery Centers in three locations to bring information to individuals who may have questions after they have applied for disaster assistance. To apply for assistance, residents in the disaster-declared counties should call 1 800 621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for those with hearing or speech impairment is 1 800 462-7585.

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