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 1, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosier residents in 68 counties 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. Those who may be eligible include farmers, self-employed persons, those living or working in the affected areas at the time of the disaster and others who jobs were affected as a result of the storms.
June 30, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Individuals who are out of work as a direct result of the severe storms, tornadoes and floods may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Residents in a total of 53 counties may now apply for this assistance. Applicants need to stress that they are applying for DISASTER unemployment assistance.
June 29, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster assistance for Indiana has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and business owners in 15 additional counties affected by the tornadoes, storms and flooding, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Justo "Tito" Hernandez, FEMA federal coordinating officer, said the additional individual assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal, state and local disaster recovery officials.
June 28, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Effective close of business Saturday, July 3, the Clark County and Washington County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be permanently closed, state and federal recovery officials announced today. The Clark County center, located at the Jeffersonville Federal Center Building #87, 1201 E 10th Street in Jeffersonville, opened June 14, and has assisted 66 residents. The Washington County center, located in the Salem Court House County Council Room, 99 Public Square in Salem, opened June 21, and has assisted 26 residents.
June 25, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies is being quickly provided to individuals and businesses that suffered damage from the recent storms. Recovery services summary as of 6:00 a.m., Friday, June 25:
June 24, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -? The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Peru in Miami County is closing on Saturday, June 26, 2004, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center will be operating regular hours through Saturday, June 26. Closing time is 6:30 p.m.," said Luther J. Taylor Sr., state coordinating officer for the disaster.

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