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 18, 2003
News Release
Kokomo, IN - Every disaster has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of disaster victims, so be careful who you let into your home. If your house was damaged in the July storms and flooding and someone appears at your door claiming to be a damage inspector, ask for identification, urge officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
July 17, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- In less than one week since the application process began for disaster assistance in the 34 disaster declared counties of Indiana, $1,893,980 in disaster assistance grants and $162,800 in low-interest disaster loans have been approved to assist those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began July 4, state and federal officials announced today.
July 17, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Disaster assistance has been made available in six additional Indiana counties to help residents recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes, and floods that began on July 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
July 16, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Thursday, July 17, to serve Indiana victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began July 4, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
July 15, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- Federal and state disaster officials urge people to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses. "The dangers are not over just because the water has receded," State Coordinating Officer Patrick R. Ralston said. "Flood hazards, such as exposed wires, contaminated floodwater or a weakened foundation, are not always obvious but can be life-threatening. We urge people to be very careful."
July 14, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of July 4 and continuing. Even if residents have already registered with a local voluntary agency, they need to call the FEMA teleregistration number to be eligible for disaster assistance programs.

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