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
November 23, 2005
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- A disaster information helpline is available to Indiana residents who have already applied for assistance as a result of the November 6 tornado and severe storms and either need more information about programs or wish to check the status of their applications. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helpline number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for people with speech or hearing impairments.
November 21, 2005
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been designated for Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties to help local governments recover a portion of the costs they incurred during the immediate response and repair public property damaged by the November 6 tornado and severe storms. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Gair said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
November 18, 2005
NEWBURGH , Ind . -- Victims of the November 6 tornado and severe storms who receive a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take time to fill it out ? even if they don't want a loan, urged disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the SBA. Many of the people who call 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech -- or hearing-impaired) or online at www.fema.gov -- and apply for assistance will receive a packet containing the SBA loan application.
November 17, 2005
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Indiana Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. The DRCs will re-open Friday after Thanksgiving. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seven days a week. DRCs in operation are: Vanderburgh County Mobile Recovery Center Eastbrook Trailer Park Evansville, Ind. Warrick County Bell Oaks Centre 8333 Bell Oaks Dr. Newburgh, Ind.
November 14, 2005
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened two disaster recovery centers (DRCs) in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties located at the Eastbrook Trailer Park in Evansville and 8333 Bell Oaks Dr. in Newburgh. These centers offer “one stop” disaster-related solutions to residents and businesses recovering from the tornado and severe storms of 6 November 2005. Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will also be available.
November 13, 2005
NEWBURGH , Ind. -- Individuals who suffered damage from the 6 November 2005 tornado and severe storms and were insured, may still be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to Federal Coordinating Officer Brad Gair, the all-important first step for anyone who sustained damage is to apply for assistance online at www.fema.gov or by calling the toll-free teleregistration number: 1-800-621-FEMA ( TTY 1-800-462-7585).