Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1832)
Incident period: March 8, 2009 to March 14, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 22, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
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.
May 12, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fulton County will shut down at close of business Saturday, May 16. The center, located in the Rochester Fire Department Training Room, 2006 E. State Road 14 in Rochester; will reopen Monday, May 18 as a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), federal and state disaster officials announced today. The DLOC will be open until Thursday, May 28, closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday.
May 11, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Two weeks after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana, more than $1.2 Million in disaster assistance grants and loans have been approved. Federal and state recovery officials announced that a total of 737 residents have applied for disaster assistance in the 13 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 7.
May 11, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to Hoosiers affected by the March 8 - 14 severe storms and flooding. Currently 13 Indiana counties are eligible for Individual Assistance: Allen, Carroll, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, White and Whitley. FEMA representatives will always wear or carry an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security photo identification badge and usually wear FEMA clothing.
May 7, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are contacting hundreds of disaster applicants whose homes sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding of March 8 -14. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and insurance companies also have inspectors in the field. "The FEMA inspector is there to document damage, not to determine whether an applicant is eligible for assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Regis Phelan.
May 5, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.