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

March 30, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- More than $1.5 million in federal funding has been approved to homeowners, renters and business owners since the president issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana. Individual Assistance was made available March 9 to augment state and local recovery efforts after severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes caused extensive damage Feb. 29 to March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties.
March 27, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the wake of disasters, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect themselves and their property from devastating loss. The answer is yes! Mitigation specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at Menards, 2808 Menards Drive, Evansville, Ind., this week to offer free information and answer questions about rebuilding. The FEMA team will be in the store beginning March 29 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday April 1.
March 26, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In the wake of disasters, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect themselves and their property from devastating loss. The answer is yes! Mitigation specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be at two southern Indiana building supply stores this week to offer free information and answer questions about rebuilding. The locations are: Lowe’s Home Improvement1350 Veterans ParkwayClarksville, IN  47129
March 24, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal Public Assistance (PA) has been made available to Indiana. Federal aid has been granted to augment state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes Feb. 29-March 3 in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott and Washington counties. 
March 23, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS —Some Indiana residents who have registered for disaster assistance may have received letters saying their applications are denied. They should know that they have the right to appeal that decision.  Applicants who received denial letters should make sure they understand why they were denied. A denial may be due to various reasons. A visit to the Disaster Recovery Center in Sellersburg or a call to the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362 can help provide a better explanation. 
March 22, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce new hours for the Disaster Recovery Center at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg. Starting Sunday, March 25, and until further notice, the hours will be as follows: Hours of operation Sunday,  March 25 (The center will be closed on Sundays after March 25.)9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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