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 20, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Some Hoosiers have expressed concern that state and federal grants might cause them to sacrifice Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs, but state and federal officials say that concern is unfounded. Steve DeBlasio, federal coordinating officer for the Indiana disaster recovery effort, said, "Federal and state grants to individuals do not add to their taxable income, as long as the grants are given as assistance to recover from a disaster."
October 17, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The presidential disaster declaration of September 23 for Indiana was amended on October 16 to include the following counties for Individual Assistance: Floyd, Perry, Scott and Washington. As a result, residents of 20 Indiana counties may now apply for a variety of federal and state disaster recovery programs and services. Those counties include: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Martin, Perry, Pike, Porter, Scott, Spencer, Switzerland and Washington.
October 17, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Nearly $17.5 million in federal disaster assistance grants and loans has 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 recent storms and flooding from Sept. 12 through Oct. 6. To date, 18,313 homeowners and renters from the 16 previously designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
October 16, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- When flooding threatens, most people instinctively grab their loved ones and wallets and flee to safety.? In a household without flood insurance, the owner may as well leave the wallet and carry the house and family to safety. The wallet cannot be saved. Thousands of homes and businesses in Indiana have been damaged by one or more of the 12 floods that swept Indiana in the past 10 years, and most of these homes and businesses lacked the flood insurance needed to pay for repairs. Recent experience shows this trend continuing.?
October 15, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are announcing schedule changes for the disaster recovery centers (DRCs). All DRCs will be closed on Sundays, beginning this Sunday, October 19. New DRC hours: Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting Monday, October 20. The following disaster recovery center locations will be open until future notice:
October 14, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- People who are not U.S. citizens--but who are in the United States legally--may be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from the Sept. 12- Oct. 6 severe storms and flooding, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).