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 24, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- After the disaster, many people filled out damage reports with state or local emergency agencies. Many thought they were registering with FEMA. They were not.
June 24, 2008
News Release
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.
June 22, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- According to officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Public Assistance (PA) is available to 26 counties in Indiana to help pay for emergency services and to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 30 and continuing.
June 21, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- If your septic tank or well is damaged as a result of the storms and floods that began in May 30 that deluged Indiana, you may be eligible for financial assistance to repair or replace your well or septic system from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 21, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal and State officials urge tornado and flood-affected residents to ask for and check the identification (ID) of any inspector, loss verifier, contractor or other personnel who may visit them to survey their damages. Along with local inspectors, who are out visiting homes to assess damages, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors, Community Relations teams, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loss verifiers, local building inspectors, private contractors and volunteer workers are also canvassing flood affected neighborhoods.
June 20, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- As floodwaters recede across much of Indiana, mold and its threat of negative health consequences are rising. Care should be taken to clean and dry the areas of the home where moisture tends to accumulate, such as basements and areas that have been subjected to standing water. This advice applies to any residential or business structure. Site-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable if they were subject to flooding.


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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1766-DR (PDF 37KB)
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