INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Disaster assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies is being provided to individuals and businesses that suffered damage during the May 25 through June 25 storms.
Friday, July 16 Disaster Assistance Update
- 68 counties are designated for disaster recovery assistance for individuals.
- 18 counties are designated for disaster recovery assistance for government entities. Union County was recently included for Public Assistance (PA). Other counties previously designated include Benton, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Fountain, Greene, Harrison, Martin, Miami, Orange, Owen, Perry, Spencer, Tippecanoe, Warren, Warrick, and Washington counties.
- 3,678 individuals have called the FEMA toll-free registration number 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY: 800-462-7585. Individuals and business owners may call the toll-free number to register for disaster related state and federal assistance.
- $3,574,598 has been approved through the Individuals and Households Program. Of that, $3,524,135 has been disbursed to victims.
- $4,786,900 in loans has been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners and businesses. The SBA has sent out 2,838 loan application packets.
- 1,342 people have visited the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and SBA workshop.
- A DRC remains open in Marengo. DRCs in Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Fort Wayne will close this weekend, while a new DRC will open in Crown Point on July 19.
2,439 home inspections have been requested. The seven inspectors in the field have completed 96% or 2,342 of those home inspections.
On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA’s continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.