Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1662)
Incident period: September 12, 2006 to September 14, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 6, 2006
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 19, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Some Indiana applicants for disaster assistance to help in the recovery from September's severe storms and flooding may be getting the wrong message after receiving a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For some applicants who have insurance, the letter states that the grant amount is "$0.00" for assistance, under the determination of "INI" or "INIS" for "Ineligible - Insured."
October 18, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Lake and Vanderburgh counties are changing operating hours starting Sunday, Oct. 22. New Sunday hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Operating hours for the four DRCs are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, until further notice. Evansville: Indiana National Guard Armory 3300 East Division Street
October 18, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal disaster officials warn that every disaster has its share of con artists trying to take advantage of disaster victims, so residents of Lake and Vanderburgh counties should be careful who they let into their homes or hire to make repairs.
October 17, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.
October 16, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Within 10 days of Lake and Vanderburgh counties being designated eligible for federal and state disaster assistance, more than $2 million in grants has been approved to help residents recover from the severe storms and flooding of Sept. 12-14, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).
October 13, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- More than $1.2 million in grants has been approved and more than 1,500 people have applied for disaster assistance in the week since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Lake and Vanderburgh counties on October 6, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). Disaster officials added that the number of approved grants for assistance will continue to rise as more applications are processed.