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October 6, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 6, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and can be found throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces. Health officials encourage those who realize they have mold to act quickly to eliminate the problem. Taking steps to clean up mold properly ensures a healthy home, especially for those who may suffer from allergies and asthma.
October 4, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.? -- The disaster recovery center at the VFW Hall in Lake Station will close on Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. and a new location will open in Valparaiso on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., according to federal and state disaster officials. A new disaster recovery center will open in the Valparaiso Fire Dept. #2 at 2605 Cumberland in Porter County on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and, thereafter, will be open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.
October 3, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from Gov. Mitch Daniels' office, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)said today that a variety of disaster recovery programs are available for residents in 10 more Indiana counties.? Federal and state programs will help homeowners, renters and business owners bounce back from severe storms and flooding that accompanied the remnants of Hurricane Ike into the state.
October 3, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
October 3, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Just nine days after Indiana residents began applying for federal disaster assistance, over $1 million in disaster assistance grants has been approved for distribution.? Federal and state recovery officials announced that today a total of 12,542 residents have applied for assistance in the designated counties of Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Lake, LaPorte and Porter.
October 2, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Every Indiana resident who contacts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for disaster assistance will receive an important follow-up call.? That call will come from a FEMA inspector to arrange a visit to verify the applicant's property damage and losses.? Damage inspections are an important part of the disaster assistance process, say officials with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and FEMA.
October 1, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Though recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will no longer be available in the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) centers in Porter and LaPorte counties after 8 p.m. today, three temporary disaster recovery centers will remain in operation in Lake County until further notice.?
September 30, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal officials have announced that disaster recovery specialists, including representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will provide staff at Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) centers in Harrison, Jefferson and Jennings counties beginning this Wednesday.? Recovery specialists will be available to serve area residents who suffered property damage or loss as a result of the severe storms that struck in early September.
September 29, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Almost 8,000 Indiana residents whose homes or businesses were damaged in September storms have applied for disaster assistance, say state and federal officials. Applicants do not need to visit a recovery center or to stand in line to request help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).? One phone call starts the process.

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