Indiana Tornado and Severe Storms (DR-1612)

Incident period: November 6, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 8, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Since President Bush issued a disaster declaration for Vanderburgh and Warrick counties on November 8, more than $2.4 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for households and government entities affected by the tornado and severe storms. Federal disaster-assistance statistics to date are as follows:
December 15, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are supporting local organizations, including many churches, that have formed the Long-Term Recovery Committee of Southwestern Indiana (LTRCSI). The long-term recovery committee is a network of community-based organizations helping those who suffered losses as a result of the November 6 tornado and severe storms.
December 8, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Residents of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties who lost work as a direct result of the November 6 tornado and severe storms may be eligible to file for disaster unemployment benefits, state and federal disaster officials announced today. However, they added, applications must be submitted no later than December 17, 2005.
December 1, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The Vanderburgh County Mobile Recovery Center located at the Eastbrook Trailer Park in Evansville will close Saturday, December 3, at 6 p.m. The Disaster Recovery Center in the Bell Oaks Centre in Newburgh will remain open, officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security announced today.
November 30, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind.-- As Indiana residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms, they are being advised to be on the lookout for mold growth in buildings. Disaster officials caution that standing water and prolonged dampness from heavy rains can lead to mold growth that is unhealthy for humans.
November 29, 2005
News Release
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The disaster assistance resource desk at the old Wal-mart store, 820 W. Main St. in Boonville, will close permanently at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, and the Disaster Recovery Centers in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties will be closed on Sundays beginning Sunday, December 4, officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security announced today.

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