Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1487)

Incident period: August 26, 2003 to September 15, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 5, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 1, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN - The Disaster Recovery Center operating out of the Lawrence Government Center in Marion County will close at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 3. Those affected by the Labor Day floods who still have questions about assistance programs and services or low-interest disaster loans can call the toll-free application line - 1-800-621-FEMA - or visit a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop.
October 1, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN - Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Indiana residents following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from August 26 through September 15. The following is an update of related activities to date:
September 29, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.
September 25, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis - Four Disaster Recovery Centers will close Saturday, September 27. Disaster Recovery Centers in Avon, Indianapolis, Muncie and Martinsville will close at 6:30 p.m. The center in Lawrence at the Lawrence Government Center, 9001 East 59th St., will continue to operate Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., until further notice.
September 25, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN - One of the ways to protect your home in future floods is to purchase flood insurance. In the days following a flood disaster, however, residents may be misled by rumors they hear about flood insurance. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation.
September 22, 2003
News Release
Indianapolis, IN -Totals of $5,147,057 in grants and $133,000 in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for Indiana residents who have called to apply for disaster assistance since President Bush declared a disaster on September 5, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

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