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

February 22, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- "I didn't think I could get flood insurance" is an all-too-familiar statement to FEMA's Mike Klitzke. "I have literally heard uninsured disaster victims say the same thing on every flood I have ever worked," said Klitzke, an expert on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). "Sadly those people have almost always been misinformed." In the case of the Indiana counties affected in the recent presidential disaster, flood insurance was/is available for most residents - before, during and after the flood.
February 22, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Watch out for scam artists. That is the warning issued by officials with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
February 22, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Three weeks after President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana more than $5.6 million in disaster assistance grants and loans have been issued. Federal and state recovery officials announced that today a total of 1,438 residents have applied for disaster assistance in the nine designated Indiana counties. The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, February 21:
February 21, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for 12 more Indiana counties to help residents recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding that occurred during a period beginning Jan. 7, and is continuing. The additional counties are:? Allen, Benton, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Lake, Laporte, Newton, Noble, St. Joseph, Starke and Whitley.
February 19, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Don't let the word "business" in the name U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) fool you. For homeowners and renters, the SBA is your primary source of federal funds for long-term recovery. Low-interest SBA disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to qualified homeowners to repair or replace damaged real estate. In addition, up to $40,000 may be available to homeowners and renters to repair or replace damaged personal property. (In both cases, the SBA disaster loans can be made only for damages not covered by insurance.)
February 19, 2008
News Release
LAFAYETTE, Ind. ?-- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be open in Elkhart and Fulton counties Friday, Feb. 22, Saturday, Feb. 23, Monday, Feb. 25 and Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the following locations. All Mobile and Fixed Disaster Recovery Centers are closed on Sunday. ELKHART COUNTY Elkhart Township Fire Dept. Station 3 116 S. Greene Road Goshen, IN 46526 Fulton County Fulton County EMA 1728 E. State Rd. 14 Rochester, IN 46975

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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