Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1732)

Incident period: August 15, 2007 to August 27, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 30, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lake County will transition to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) on Wednesday, Dec. 26. ? The centers located at 839 Broadway in Gary and 5825 S. Sohl Ave. in Hammond will close on Dec. 21 and reopen Dec. 26 as DLOCs. ?A center will also open that day at 7820 Broadway in Merrillville.
December 19, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Watch out for scam artists. This is the warning from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued to residents who are in the process of repairing their homes from the August storms.
December 18, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Flood victims in Lake County who have been turned down initially for disaster assistance can appeal the decision by coming to one of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), officials say.
December 18, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Flood victims in Lake County should apply for financial assistance even if other funds are being sought through insurance, loans or legal remedies, say officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). "No matter the status of your case with your insurance company or any other entity, you should apply for financial assistance with FEMA right away," said Donald Keldsen, Federal Coordinating Officer with FEMA. "Once the deadline passes, that opportunity is gone."
December 14, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Just two weeks after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana, designating Lake County eligible for federal disaster support, FEMA and Indiana officials have approved more than $1 million in state and federal financial assistance to help individuals, families and businesses recover from losses caused by severe storms and flooding in August.
December 14, 2007
News Release
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. -- Residents of Lake County who suffered property damage or losses from severe storms and flooding Aug. 15-27, and have registered with FEMA, should soon hear from damage inspectors under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). An inspector will call the contact number the applicant provided and set up a time for inspection. Owners and renters must show proof of occupancy or ownership such as a mortgage payment, utility bill or valid driver's license.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1732-DR (PDF 49KB)
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