Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1740)
Incident period: January 7, 2008 to March 14, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 30, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 5, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With spring around the corner, every family should be prepared to face another season of destructive storms and flooding. Every home should have a Disaster Supply Kit that includes a weather radio. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) urge all Indiana residents to act now to assemble their family's emergency supplies before the start of the spring storm season.
March 3, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Having met the needs of the community, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Jasper County will be closing on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. The DRC will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the closure.
February 29, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana residents and business owners living in the 21 counties included in the recent presidential disaster declaration have only one more month to register for federal disaster assistance. March 31, 2008 is the last day applications will be accepted by FEMA for Individual Assistance. Loan applications for homeowners, renters, and businesses of any size to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property also must be submitted by that date.
February 28, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Not sure what to expect when you call to register for disaster assistance? A new video on the FEMA Web site aims to change all that. The five-minute video tells about important deadlines for registration and familiarizes viewers with the application process.
February 27, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Mitigation specialists offering building tips to make homes more resistant to storms and flooding will be available in Cass, Fulton, Marshall, White, Elkhart and Tippecanoe counties from Feb. 29- Mar. 16. The mitigation teams are sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses and community sponsored Home and Garden shows.
February 26, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be open in Allen/Huntington and Kosciusko counties Thursday, Feb. 28, Friday, Feb. 29, Saturday, Mar. 1 and Monday, Mar. 3 ?ONLY at the following locations: COVERING ALLEN & HUNTINGTON COUNTIES SEARS PAVILION AT FOSTER PARK 1701 BLUFFTON RD. FORT WAYNE, IN 46807 KOSCIUSKO County WINONA TOWN BUILDING 1310 PARK AVE. WINONA LAKE, IN 46590