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Indiana Tornado and Severe Storms (DR-1612)

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Incident period: November 06, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 08, 2005


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 244 $885,607.65 $305,110.65 $580,497.00
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,507,109.03 $2,255,135.70 $253,661.66
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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