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 13, 2006
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Due to operational conflicts, the FEMA/Indiana Department of Homeland Security Disaster Recovery Center scheduled to open at Riley Park on Friday has been moved to a new facility. The center will open as scheduled at 3 p.m. today. The new center location will be: Public Service Facility (Conference Room)4444 Railroad Avenue East Chicago Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice.
October 13, 2006
News Release
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.
October 12, 2006
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- To help meet the ongoing needs of those who sustained damage from flooding in Lake County , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) will open Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, Oct. 13. The centers provide a single location where people may talk face-to-face with state and federal recovery specialists.
October 11, 2006
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Lake and Vanderburgh County homeowners, renters, and business owners who have applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the recent flooding will hear soon from damage inspectors. FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) schedule inspections to verify losses within seven days, or sooner, after residents have filed applications.
October 10, 2006
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. -- A toll-free application telephone number is operational for those in Lake and Vanderburgh Counties who suffered property damage or loss from the severe storms and flooding that occurred September 12 through 14.
October 6, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Indiana. The assistance will supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 12-14, 2006.

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