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 22, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS – Disaster recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be at the Holton Fire Department in Holton from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for one day on Saturday, March 24.  Staff and services will be available to provide assistance to individuals who suffered damage from severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes from Feb. 29 through March 3.  Holton Fire Department38 South Marion St.Holton, IN 47023
March 20, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have started meeting with disaster applicants in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. Inspectors are reviewing damage caused by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes Feb. 29 through March 3, 2012.? Here is what you should expect if your storm-damaged home is inspected:
March 19, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana residents are urged to be alert for and report potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts following the recent tornadoes and severe storms. Scam artists may approach survivors in person, by telephone or via the Internet. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) warn residents to keep these points in mind:
March 17, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand in Newburgh, Ind., on Monday and Tuesday. Staff and services will be available both days to provide assistance to individuals who suffered damage from severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred in the area from Feb. 29 to March 3, 2012.
March 16, 2012
News Release
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  -- Indiana residents may qualify for federal disaster assistance to repair or replace septic systems damaged during recent storms. Homeowners who have to move out of their homes because of septic system failure may receive septic repair or replacement assistance and may also be eligible for  rental assistance while the home is made livable. Renters may also be able to receive rental assistance while the dwelling is made livable, but costs for repair or replacement of a septic system are the responsibility of the property owner.
March 16, 2012
News Release
More than $650,000 in federal disaster assistance funding has been approved since March 9 when the president issued a major disaster declaration for Indiana. Assistance was made available 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.

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