Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 20, 2009
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
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
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.
November 13, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 19, 2008
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
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
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.
August 22, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Following the devastating Midwest floods, a regional Interagency Levee Task Force (ILTF) has been established to achieve a rapid and effective response to the region's battered levees. The mission is to restore and maintain levees for the balance of this flood season and also to prepare for a time beyond that.
August 21, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosier counties approved for Public Assistance (PA) have a valuable resource on the state of Indiana's Web site.
August 19, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- If you had a 1 in 4 shot of winning the lottery, would you buy a ticket? Yeah, and so would several million other people, right? Those are very good odds of winning. Well, you can bet you will never see those odds in the lottery, but those are the actual odds that over the course of a 30 year mortgage your home will be hit by a flood. Yet very few people protect themselves against such a "probable" occurrence with flood insurance.