Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1795)

Incident period: September 12, 2008 to October 6, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 23, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 28, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Over $51 million in federal disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved so far by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Indiana residents who were affected by the Sept. 12 through Oct. 6 storms and flooding. The period for individuals and businesses to register with FEMA and apply for SBA disaster loans closed earlier this week on Monday, November 24.
November 21, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Only three days remain for Indiana residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding to register for federal disaster assistance. Monday, Nov. 24, is the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "There's still time to register," said Regis Phelan, FEMA's head of Indiana recovery operations. "If you suffered damage, put registering with FEMA for disaster assistance at the top of your weekend to-do list."
November 20, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- More Hoosiers are buying flood insurance since the severe storm and flooding events of this year because they know it can protect against financial devastation. Knowledge is power and, in the case of buying flood insurance, knowing as much as possible about the coverage of different types of policies is critical to getting the most out of it.??
November 19, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For many, a winter storm summons thoughts of time off from school or work to spend a cozy day at home reading a book or watching television, drinking hot chocolate or making a snowman. But if you're not prepared, a winter storm could replace idyllic plans with a life- threatening disaster. State and federal officials remind Hoosiers during this week of Winter Storm Preparedness to finalize their plans to meet the challenges of a potential winter storm emergency. Winter storm dangers can be deceiving.
November 18, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The recent flooding in Indiana has prompted Daviess County to rejoin the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), disaster-management officials announced today. "This is great news," said Federal Coordinating Officer Regis Phelan. "Now flood insurance will be available for everyone in Daviess County.  It also makes everyone in the county eligible for all federal disaster aid."
November 17, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- One week remains for Indiana residents affected by recent severe storms and flooding to register for federal disaster assistance. Monday, Nov. 24, is the deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Time is running out," said Regis Phelan, FEMA's head of Indiana recovery operations. "Register with FEMA today. You may be eligible for valuable disaster assistance, but you won't know until you register."

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1795-DR (PDF 22KB)
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