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

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.
June 23, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents who suffered damaged as a result of the tornadoes and flooding that began May 27th, and want to rebuild in a way that reduces future losses from similar storms, have an opportunity to receive some first hand information. Mitigation representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be available this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer questions about specific mitigation measures.
June 22, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Volunteer attorneys are providing free, disaster-related legal assistance to individuals affected by the tornadoes and flooding that began May 27th. The service, coordinated through the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is available by calling the Disaster Legal Services Hotline at 1-800-266-2581 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
June 22, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- It has come to the attention of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State of Indiana that there may be unscrupulous people trying to take advantage of the assistance provided to disaster victims. These people have called victims in a designated area, represented themselves as being with FEMA and, for a fee, offered to speed up the process of getting a check; they often ask for a bank account number.
June 22, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Thirteen additional counties have now been added to the president’s federal disaster declaration of June 3, 2004. “The original declaration has been amended to include Brown , Clay, Delaware, Greene, Henry, Jasper, Lake, Madison, Monroe, Newton, Owen, Putnam, and Tipton counties for individual assistance,” said Justo “Tito” Hernandez, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).”
June 21, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Every Indiana resident affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding should call to apply for assistance because many types of damage are eligible for assistance. If you’re a homeowner, renter or business owner and you have damage, simply pick up the phone and place a call to register, say state and federal disaster recovery officials. Damages caused by flooding, power surges, lightening, a sewer backing up, sewer seepage, the tornado winds, hail, rain or wind driven rain may all be eligible and people should call to determine their eligibility.

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