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 18, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the construction of disaster resistant buildings, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises that builders be aware of possible weaknesses in the frame. Wind forces are the most common source of damage to light frame construction, sometimes resulting in total destruction. Proper techniques and materials must be incorporated into the construction of buildings to reduce their vulnerability to damage during moderately high wind events.
June 17, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Farmers in the disaster designated counties of Benton, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clinton, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Martin, Miami, Montgomery, Morgan, Orange, Perry, Pike, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, and White may be eligible for disaster-recovery assistance from a variety of sources.
June 17, 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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer questions about specific mitigation measures.
June 16, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal officials announced today that federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) open in Indiana to assist residents affected by the severe tornadoes and flooding which began May 27th, will be closed Sundays beginning this weekend. The DRCs will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday until further notice.
June 16, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening an SBA Workshop in Warrick County beginning Friday to assist home and business owners affected by the storms and tornadoes that began May 27th. SBA representatives will provide one-on-one assistance to individuals and business owners in completing their disaster loan applications. Applicants can also turn in completed applications at the SBA Workshop and get their questions answered.
June 16, 2004
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced that a Disaster Recovery Center will open on Thursday, June 17th in Tippecanoe County to serve victims of the tornadoes and flooding that began May 27, 2004. The center location is: Emergency Management Office Building 629 North 6th Street Lafayette, IN 47901

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