Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1520)

Incident period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 3, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 14, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The scam that had recently been discovered in other states has now been reported in Indiana. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State of Indiana have announced that people representing themselves as FEMA employees are calling victims in a designated area and asking for bank information and/or a fee to assist the process of getting disaster recovery money.
July 13, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The emotional consequences of a disaster such as the Hoosiers experienced during the storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 27 through June 25 can be far-reaching and long lasting. "Keeping stress levels down as the recovery process continues is no easy task," said Justo "Tito" Hernandez, coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Residents affected need to remember their emotional response is perfectly normal for the situation."
July 12, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents who suffered damaged as a result of the tornadoes and flooding from May 27 through June 25, have an opportunity to receive some first hand information and education in how to rebuild in ways that reduce future losses from similar storms. Mitigation representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available this Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, to answer questions about specific mitigation measures. Mitigation Community Education and Outreach personnel will be available at the following location and times:
July 12, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosier residents who are out of work as a result of the storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 27 through June 25 may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. The DUA program extends coverage to people ineligible for regular federal unemployment.
July 9, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies is being provided to individuals and businesses that suffered damage during the May 27th through June 25th storms.
July 8, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents who find they need to make extensive repairs or even rebuild as a result of the tornadoes and flooding of May 27th through June 25, 2004, have a responsibility to themselves, their families and their neighbors to rebuild in a way that reduces future losses from similar storms. This is called ‘mitigation.’ Mitigation representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available in Allen County this Saturday and Sunday to answer questions about specific mitigation measures.

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