Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1832)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 19, 2009
Disaster Recovery Centers Closing, SBA Opening Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Pulaski and White Counties
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
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
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
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Free legal advice and referrals are available for anyone affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from March 8-14. To be eligible for the legal assistance, individuals must live in one of the 16 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance programs, and need legal assistance as a direct result of the severe storms and flooding. The 16 counties covered by the declaration are: Allen, Carroll, Daviess, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, Lawrence, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, White and Whitley.
May 14, 2009
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.
May 13, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Officials from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for three more Indiana counties to help residents recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of March 8 ? 14. The additional counties are: Daviess, Lawrence and St. Joseph.
Incident period: March 8, 2009 to March 14, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 22, 2009