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 14, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Over $45 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. To date, 24,256 homeowners and renters from the 30 designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
November 12, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- It takes many organizations working together after a disaster to help a community recover. As leaders in their Indiana voluntary agencies, it?s something Kevin Cox and Lucinda Nord know a lot about.
November 6, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The presidential disaster declaration of September 23 for Indiana was amended Nov. 5 to include the following counties for Individual Assistance: Franklin, Gibson, Jasper, Ohio, Orange, Posey, Ripley, St. Joseph, Vanderburgh and Warrick.
November 4, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana residents should take care when rebuilding flood-damaged homes or their flood-insurance premiums could increase considerably, caution local officials and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homes that sustained "substantial damage" in the recent floods must be rebuilt to certain specifications as outlined in local community floodplain ordinances ? or risk being in violation of those ordinances.
November 3, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Three weeks 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). "Affected residents shouldn't delay," said Stephen M. DeBlasio Sr., FEMA's head of Indiana recovery operations. "The first step toward receiving disaster assistance is to register with FEMA."
October 31, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Five weeks after a federal disaster was declared in Indiana due to severe storms and flooding, $36, 258,249 in recovery grants and loans has been approved for renters, homeowners and business owners in 20 affected counties.