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
July 24, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- After reviewing additional documentation, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have reclassified 116 occupants of the Candlelight Mobile Home Park, in Columbus, as owners of their residences. The decision makes these occupants eligible for further federal disaster assistance. "We're happy for this change," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Smith. "We want everyone to get the maximum amount of assistance available to them as allowed by law."
July 23, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Please note, due to a misprint we are confirming the new location of the Bartholomew County Disaster Recovery Center as of Monday, July, 28, 2008 below. New Location Was Printed As: Columbus Enterprise Development Center4902 N. Warren St. Columbus, IN 47201 New Location Should Be: Columbus Enterprise Development Center4920 N. Warren St. Columbus, IN 47203
July 23, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- To date almost 4,000 Indiana residents have sought advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts on repairing and rebuilding flood-damaged homes.
July 22, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Marion County and Johnson County will close on Thursday, July 24; reopening Friday, July 25 as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs). The Owen County Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will be open through Friday, July 25, thereafter will revert back to a SBA DLOC on Monday, July 28. Also, the DRC in Columbus, IN is changing locations.
July 21, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- At the request of Governor Daniels, governmental agencies affected by the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding have been given a 30 day extension to notify the State they wish to participate in the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program. Agencies and eligible nonprofits should get their requests in as soon as possible.
July 19, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Today, in an abundance of caution, FEMA notified Indiana flood victims who are residing in 11 FEMA-provided manufactured homes with exterior water heater compartments of the following: While conducting routine maintenance of manufactured home units in Indiana, FEMA identified a substance suspected to be mold on the doors and door-jams of exterior water heater compartments in a number of the units sent to Indiana. Initial tests identified the substance as mold.