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News: Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding

June 20, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- As floodwaters recede across much of Indiana, mold and its threat of negative health consequences are rising. Care should be taken to clean and dry the areas of the home where moisture tends to accumulate, such as basements and areas that have been subjected to standing water. This advice applies to any residential or business structure. Site-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable if they were subject to flooding.
June 5, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Eligible state and local agencies and certain private nonprofit-organizations located in Fulton and Allen counties have two more weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance. Public Assistance (PA) funds are available in both counties as part of the presidential disaster declaration for flooding that occurred in the area from Jan. 7 - March 14.
May 21, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Governor Mitch Daniels and officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that Allen and Fulton counties are now eligible to apply for federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the wake of flooding that occurred earlier this year.
May 16, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana state and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations that are eligible for federal disaster assistance are running out of time to apply.
March 27, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The state's last Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) closes on Friday, March 28. Help will still be available, and only a phone call away, for residents affected by the Jan. 7 ? March 14, flooding in northern Indiana.?
March 24, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana residents and business owners in the 21 counties included in the presidential disaster declaration have until March 31 to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligible residents and business owners who sustained damage from storms and flooding that occurred from Jan. 7 - March 14, should register for disaster assistance immediately.  New applications will not be accepted after the March 31 deadline.
March 20, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Carroll County will shut down at close of business Friday, March 28. The White County DRC will close on Friday, March 28; reopening Saturday, March 29 as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) and the Lake County DRC will ?close on Friday, March 28, reopening Monday, March 31 as a DLOC, federal and state disaster officials announced today.
March 17, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana residents and business owners in the 21 counties included in the presidential disaster declaration have until March 31 to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Eligible residents and business owners who sustained damage from storms and flooding that began during the period Jan. 7 and continuing, should register for disaster assistance immediately, said officials from FEMA and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS).
March 14, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be open in Pulaski and Marshall Counties from Saturday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 26; Closed On Sunday, March 23: PULASKI COUNTY CHURCH OF THE HEARTLAND 890 E. HWY 14 WINAMAC, IN 46996 MARSHALL COUNTY CHURCH OF THE HEARTLAND 705 E. JEFFERSON ST. PLYMOUTH, IN 46563 Hours: Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; CLOSED ON SUNDAY MARCH 23; Monday, March 24 thru Wednesday, March 26 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 12, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be open in Dekalb and LaPorte counties from Monday, March 17 to Thursday, March 20: DEKALB COUNTYDekalb County Bldg. Lower Level 215 E. 9th St. Auburn, IN 46706 LAPORTE COUNTYPolice and Fire Training Center 2510 E. Michigan Blvd. Michigan City, IN 46360 Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.(Announcement of Mobile DRC locations for next week will be forthcoming).