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 18, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Play games, enjoy stories, do puzzles, go through mazes, watch videos - welcome to FEMA for Kids, the Web site that is all fun and games…sort of. Underneath all the fun is a lot of good information that makes kids and their families better prepared in the event of a disaster. You can even become a Disaster Action Kid and get your very own certificate to hang on the wall!
February 15, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open in Pulaski and Tippecanoe counties Sunday, Feb. 17 through Wednesday, Feb. 20 ONLY at the following locations: Pulaski County Church of the Heartland 890 E. Hwy 14 Winamac, IN 47978 Tippecanoe County Indiana State Police 5921 SR 43 N. Lafayette, IN 47906 Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Announcement of Mobile DRC locations for next week will be forthcoming).
February 14, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Mitigation specialists offering building tips to make homes more resistant to storms and flooding will be available in Jasper, White, Carroll and Pulaski counties from Feb. 15- Feb. 28. The mitigation teams are sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers and relief agencies.
February 12, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- More than $2.5 million in federal grant money has been approved for individuals and families in northern Indiana who were affected by the recent storms and flooding, but officials with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) believe many qualified residents have not yet registered.
February 10, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. ?-- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open in Cass and Marshall counties Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 15 at the following locations: Cass County Cass County Emergency Operations Office 1227 N. State Road 17 Logansport, IN 46497 Marshall County Church of the Heartland 705 E. Jefferson St. Plymouth, IN 46563
February 8, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Ind. ?-- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.