Indiana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-4058)

Incident period: February 29, 2012 to March 3, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 9, 2012

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 4, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- As the May 8 deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance quickly approaches, aid continues for Indiana residents and communities affected by severe storms that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. ?
May 2, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Recent storms in southern Indiana have heightened awareness of the value of storm shelters among some residents. Near Holton, one family is planning improvements to the storm shelter they installed 25 years ago. Just west of Corydon, a resident is including a shelter in his new home. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) applaud these efforts and encourage residents to consider taking similar steps to reduce their risks of damage from future storms.
May 1, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Tuesday, May 8, is the last day for residents of six southern Indiana counties to register for federal assistance and apply for low-interest disaster loans in connection with severe storms that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3. Storm-impacted residents and business owners in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick or Washington counties are urged to register for federal aid and submit their loan applications as soon as possible.
April 30, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS - Residents who want to make their homes and businesses more hazard-resistant can get advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists at local building supply stores from May 2 through 6 in Columbus and Vincennes. In addition to answering questions, mitigation specialists will have information about techniques to make structures safer and stronger and ways to avoid damage from storms and other hazards. Ideas range from creating a disaster family plan to building a storm shelter.
April 27, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- As the May 8 deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance quickly approaches, aid continues for Indiana residents and communities affected by severe storms that occurred from Feb. 29 through March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties.  
April 26, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --  With the May 8 registration deadline less than two weeks away, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security point out that storm recovery help is available online. Hoosiers affected by severe storms from Feb. 29 through March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties may visit FEMA’s virtual Disaster Assistance Center, www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Some of the online resources available include: Personal account

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