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 6, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and can be found throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces. Health officials encourage those who realize they have mold to act quickly to eliminate the problem. Taking steps to clean up mold properly ensures a healthy home, especially for those who may suffer from allergies and asthma.
October 6, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- If your septic system or well was damaged during the storms and floods in September, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for repair or replacement. For homeowners in counties designated federal disaster areas, FEMA can provide grants to cover wells and septic system damage along with other home repairs. Counties include: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, LaPorte, Martin, Pike, Porter, Spencer and Switzerland.  Other counties may be added.
October 6, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Charlestown, IN for residents who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 12.  The new Clark County center will be open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct.  8 and be in operation through the close of business on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The center location and schedule are:
October 6, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors circulating about how to get help and the various assistance programs available.  The last thing those affected by disaster need is misinformation.
October 4, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.? -- The disaster recovery center at the VFW Hall in Lake Station will close on Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. and a new location will open in Valparaiso on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., according to federal and state disaster officials. A new disaster recovery center will open in the Valparaiso Fire Dept. #2 at 2605 Cumberland in Porter County on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and, thereafter, will be open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.
October 3, 2008
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Just nine days after Indiana residents began applying for federal disaster assistance, over $1 million in disaster assistance grants has been approved for distribution.? Federal and state recovery officials announced that today a total of 12,542 residents have applied for assistance in the designated counties of Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Lake, LaPorte and Porter.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Indiana, FEMA-1795-DR (PDF 22KB)
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