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 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.
June 20, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University have developed specifications for safe rooms. Having a safe room built into your house can help you protect yourself and your family from injury or death caused by dangerous forces of extreme winds.
June 19, 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 that began May 27th 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 this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to answer questions about specific mitigation measures.
June 19, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced that a Disaster Recovery Center will open on Monday, June 21st in Washington County to serve victims of the tornadoes and flooding that began May 27, 2004. The center location is: Salem Courthouse County Council Room 99 Public Square Salem, IN 47167
June 18, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The State of Indiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that 16 Indiana counties are now eligible to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to help with eligible costs associated with debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairing or replacing public facilities damaged by the tornadoes and flooding that began May 27.
June 18, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from the tornadoes and storms that began May 27, 2004 are quickly receiving assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies. These agencies are working in partnership to speed help to Indiana residents. Recovery services summary as of 7:00 a.m., Friday, June 18:

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