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
October 30, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Are you pressed for time? Need to update your disaster registration? Well, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want all registered Hoosiers to know there is a new function available on FEMA's toll-free Helpline, "Automated Status Update."
October 29, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- By dialing 2-1-1, Indiana residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding can connect with health and human services programs available in their communities. "The Indiana 2-1-1 line offers information about critical community services," said Stephen M. DeBlasio Sr., head of recovery operations in Indiana for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).? "The storms and floods may have separated people from usual sources of assistance or created new needs for families. 2-1-1 can help Hoosiers locate solutions."
October 28, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Four 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). Four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will continue to assist residents through Friday, with some changes taking effect after that.
October 24, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- One month after a federal disaster was declared in Indiana due to severe storms and flooding, $31,675,486 in recovery grants and loans has been approved for renters, homeowners and business owners in 20 affected counties.
October 22, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Some Hoosiers who suffered losses in the severe storms and flooding from Sept.12 - Oct. 6 may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating their application for disaster assistance has been denied. "A denial letter does not necessarily mean that an applicant is not eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Stephen M. DeBlasio, Sr. "It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to make a decision regarding the applicant's disaster aid."
October 21, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana residents who lost their jobs because of severe storms and flooding are urged to apply now for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Hoosiers can apply for assistance at any WorkOne center. Locations can be found by visiting www.in.gov/dwd/4141.htm