One Month After - More Than $10 Million Approved For Indiana

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Release date: 
August 4, 2003
Release Number: 
1476-29

Kokomo, IN -- In the month since the start of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that damaged hundreds of homes throughout north central Indiana, a total of $10,521,638 in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved to assist in recovery, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

This is a summary of recovery activities as of close of business August 3:

4,635 Individuals had called to apply for assistance
1,319 People had visited a Disaster Recovery Center
1,363 Temporary rental assistance grants were approved, totaling $1,457,306
2,280 Emergency essential repair grants were approved, totaling $5,345,854
915 Other Needs Assistance grants were approved, totaling $2,267,478 - may include grants for medical, dental, funeral, personal property, transportation and other eligible expenses
78 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan applications were approved, totaling $1,451,000.

FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers

A number of joint FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers remain open to help answer individuals' questions about disaster assistance. These temporary centers, which have seen more than 1,300 visitors, offer individuals a chance to meet face-to-face with representatives from various assistance agencies. People can also receive helpful information on how to clean up after storms and flooding and on cost effective measures for reducing damage from future disasters. The centers are open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until further notice, or as noted below:

  • Wells County EMA at 223 West Washington Street in Bluffton
  • Adams County Complex, 313 West Jefferson Street in Decatur
  • Worthman Office Mall, Suite 140, 5800 Fairfield Ave. in Fort Wayne
  • Johanning Civic Center at 1500 N. Reed Road (U.S.31) in Kokomo
  • Rosedale Town Hall at 52 West Middle Street in Rosedale (Closing August 8 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Jasper County Fairgrounds at State Hwy. 114 in Renssalaer (Closing August 8 at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Southway Plaza at 3709 South Madison in Muncie (Open August 4, 5 & 6)
  • Yorktown Fire Department at 8905 West Smith in Yorktown (Open August 7 & 8)

Application Numbers Continue to Operate

Individuals, families, and business owners who suffered losses in the designated counties should apply for disaster assistance by calling FEMA's special toll-free number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The number for those with speech or hearing impairment is TTY 1 800 462-7585. These numbers are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until ...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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