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 13, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that $1,394,900 in loan monies have been approved for home and business owners in Indiana who incurred damage and loss in the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 12 and Oct. 6.? To date, 10,602 SBA loan application packets have been sent out - 9,269 to homeowners and 1,332 to business owners.? These SBA packets were sent out in response to those people having applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
October 11, 2008
Federal and state disaster recovery officials said today that the United Way Regional Volunteer Center of Northwest Indiana is in dire need of volunteers to help flood victims in Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. United Way officials encourage people to volunteer on their own or to organize a team - of friends, neighbors, coworkers, church members, or others. The area of greatest need is in Gary and Munster, Indiana.?
October 10, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Since the president's disaster declaration of Sept. 23 designating the county a federal disaster area, 12,009 Lake County residents have applied to FEMA for assistance.? To date, nearly $7 million in grants has been approved to aid more than 2050 eligible applicants whose claims have already been approved.? These grants cover temporary housing costs, home repair expenses and funds for other eligible serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.?
October 10, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Nearly $8 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 Sept. 12 through Oct. 6 storms and flooding. To date, 15,217 homeowners and renters from the 16 designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
October 9, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Federal and state officials have announced the opening of a new disaster recovery center in LaPorte, IN this coming Monday, Oct. 13. Located at the LaPorte Parks and Recreation Dept. at 250 Pine Lake Ave., the center will be open on Monday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thereafter, hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the center closed on Sunday.
October 7, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are warning Indiana residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding to be on the lookout for people trying to cheat them.