Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding (DR-1573)

Incident period: January 1, 2005 to February 11, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 21, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 1, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials announced that, beginning today, the toll-free application and Helpline numbers will reduce their hours of operation to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and will continue to serve the needs of those who suffered property damage and loss in the declared counties as a result of the severe weather and flooding that occurred from January 1 to February 11, 2005.
February 25, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A total $9,270,809 in grants has been approved for assistance for 70 percent of the claims in Indiana since the disaster declaration on January 21, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Disaster officials added that the number of approved claims will continue to rise as more applications are processed. The following is an update of recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, February 24.
February 23, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Only a few days remain for residents who wish to visit the temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Allen, Shelby and Lake Counties . These DRCs will be closing at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 26, but disaster officials pointed out that assistance is still only a toll-free call away and will continue after these centers close.
February 21, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents and business owners in the 85 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage from the severe winter storms and flooding that occurred between January 1 and February 11 have only one month to apply for disaster assistance. March 22 is the last day applications will be accepted by phone or via the Internet for individual assistance.
February 18, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A total of $8,100, 598 in grants has been approved for assistance for 59 percent of the claims in Indiana since the disaster declaration on January 21, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Disaster officials added that the number of approved claims will continue to rise as more applications are processed. The following is an update of recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, February 17.
February 18, 2005
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- While many people are making plans for a well-deserved three-day holiday, state and federal disaster employees will be working over the Presidents' Day holiday to continue to provide recovery assistance. Application phone lines will continue to be available. Some Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Outreach Centers (DOCs) will be open on Monday, Presidents' Day. The schedule is listed below.

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