Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1766)

Incident period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 8, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 20, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the release of $46 million more to the State of Indiana to help pay for the repair of disaster related damage to Columbus Regional Hospital in Bartholomew County. Funds will be released to the hospital as documentation of expenses is provided.
January 21, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal disaster assistance for Indiana resulting from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 30 through June 27, 2008 now stands at $175.2 million. The assistance is in the form of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
January 14, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $6.93 million to help fund repairs to the Columbus Regional Hospital in Bartholomew County . On June 7, 2008, flood waters inundated the hospital. The entire basement, containing much of the hospital's medical and lab equipment was filled floor to ceiling with contaminated water, mud and silt. In addition, the first floor area sustained heavy damage from standing contaminated water and mud.
September 19, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosiers learned last week that you don't have to live by the ocean to feel the affects of a hurricane, after remnants of Hurricane Ike rolled through the state leaving severe flooding and wind damage in several Indiana counties.
September 12, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS., Ind. -- Hoosiers, in a potentially dangerous severe-weather situation would you (and your family) prefer to be among the first or the last to know? A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio can make the difference. The price of a no-frills NOAA Weather Radio starts around $20. A weather radio provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use: information that can save your life.
September 9, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge businesses to plan now for future disasters. When the next flood or other disaster strikes, getting your company back to business quickly may depend on emergency planning done today. "Planning for disasters, natural or manmade, will help protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival," said Stephen M. DeBlasio, Sr., FEMA federal coordinating officer.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1766-DR (PDF 37KB)
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