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June 12, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Residents and business owners in sixteen Indiana counties who sustained damage from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 8 - 14 are running out of time to apply for disaster assistance. The eligible counties are Allen, Carroll, Daviess, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, White and Whitley. June 22 is also the deadline to return completed disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
June 11, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Over the past 18-months, the state of Indiana was affected by severe weather in which the state requested and was granted five presidentially declared disasters.  Those declarations resulted in a total over $365,829,399 in disaster assistance to the state. Through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program grants and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, recovery assistance was available to individuals and state and local governments that were affected by the disasters.  Types of assistance includes:
June 8, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana residents and business owners in Allen, Carroll, Daviess, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, White and Whitley counties who sustained damage during the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March 8 - 14 have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance.
May 29, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana residents and business owners living in the 16 counties included in the recent presidential disaster declaration have three weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance. The designated counties are: Allen, Carroll, Daviess, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, White and Whitley.
May 27, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge businesses to plan now for future disasters. When the next flood or other disaster strikes, getting your company back to business quickly may depend on emergency planning done today. "Planning for disasters, natural or manmade, will help protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival," said Regis Phelan, FEMA federal coordinating officer.
May 20, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open for three days, Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 in Bedford to serve residents and business owners who sustained losses or damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding March 8 - 14, according to state and federal disaster officials. Location:
May 19, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in White and Pulaski Counties will close on Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m., reopening Tuesday, May 26 as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in the same locations. The DLOCs will be open until further notice: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 am. to 1 p.m.; closed on Sundays.  Pulaski County                                   Winimac MunicipalUtility Complex623 W.11th St.Winimac, Ind.
May 18, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Buying flood insurance can provide protection and peace of mind. Flooding is one of the most common natural hazards in the United States. State and federal officials want to ensure that all Indiana residents are aware of the benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Below are some common myths and misconceptions about flood insurance.
May 15, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Three weeks after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana, nearly than $1.6 Million in disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved. Federal and state recovery officials announced that today a total of 972 residents have applied for disaster assistance in the 16 designated Indiana counties. The following is an update of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, May 14.
May 14, 2009
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Nearly 900 Indiana residents have applied for disaster assistance to date and more than $1.4 million has been approved for eligible applicants. Officials want to make sure no one is overlooked. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officials are enlisting the help of area residents to ensure everyone is aware that disaster assistance is available.

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