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Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1740)

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Incident period: January 07, 2008 to March 14, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 30, 2008


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 1,995 $7,674,152.07 $6,753,112.89 $921,039.18
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $4,976,848.47 $1,106,726.53 $3,700,701.27
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1740-DR (PDF 49KB)