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
June 30, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) are pulling out all the stops to make sure every eligible resident knows about the availability of disaster assistance. So far the agencies have used radio, newspapers, Internet, flyers, and door-to-door visits to get the word out. Now they are enlisting you, the public, to help in disaster recovery efforts by asking citizens to notify their neighbors that they may be eligible to receive federal disaster help.
June 27, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hundreds of people packed the booth the first day FEMA's Hazard-Mitigation Road Show opened at Lowes on 25th street in Indianapolis. People flocked to the booth to get information for themselves, their friends and neighbors. The floods painfully demonstrated the need to build with Mother Nature in mind.
June 26, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Two FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will open in Greene County and Jennings County this Saturday, June 28 at the following locations: North Vernon(Jennings County) - open for 4 days ONLY North Vernon Fire Dept. 200 N. Madison St. North Vernon, IN 47265 (opens noon Saturday, June 28 - will operate 9 a.m. until 7p.m. through Tuesday, July 1) Worthington (Greene County) - open for 5 days ONLY
June 25, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge everyone to plan for bad weather events by taking the opportunity to use building techniques that will protect property.
June 25, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bicknell closed Tuesday, June 24 and reopened Wednesday, June 25 as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), federal and state disaster officials announced today. This center will remain at the same location: 11728 East State Road 67, Bicknell, IN 47512. The Bicknell DLOC will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, July 2.
June 24, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana's Department of Homeland Security wants anyone who has applied for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter saying his/her application is denied to not be alarmed. Denial letters are automatically generated and sent to applicants who need to supply additional information so FEMA can continue to process their applications.