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 3, 2008
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.
October 2, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Every Indiana resident who contacts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for disaster assistance will receive an important follow-up call.? That call will come from a FEMA inspector to arrange a visit to verify the applicant's property damage and losses.? Damage inspections are an important part of the disaster assistance process, say officials with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and FEMA.
October 1, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Though recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will no longer be available in the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) centers in Porter and LaPorte counties after 8 p.m. today, three temporary disaster recovery centers will remain in operation in Lake County until further notice.?
September 30, 2008
FEMA Staff Available At Fssa Facilities Through This Saturday In Harrison, Jefferson And Jennings Counties
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State and federal officials have announced that disaster recovery specialists, including representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will provide staff at Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) centers in Harrison, Jefferson and Jennings counties beginning this Wednesday.? Recovery specialists will be available to serve area residents who suffered property damage or loss as a result of the severe storms that struck in early September.
September 29, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Almost 8,000 Indiana residents whose homes or businesses were damaged in September storms have applied for disaster assistance, say state and federal officials. Applicants do not need to visit a recovery center or to stand in line to request help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).? One phone call starts the process.
September 27, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the slate of disaster assistance programs available for three more Indiana counties to help residents recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding that occurred September 12 and continuing.