INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to provide disaster assistance to individuals and businesses that suffered damage from the May 25 through June 25 storms.
Friday, July 30 Disaster Assistance Update
- 68 counties are designated for disaster recovery assistance to individuals.
- 18 counties are designated for disaster recovery assistance for government entities.
- 4,653 individuals have called the FEMA toll-free registration number 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY: 00-462-7585 to apply for assistance. The deadline for application is August 2.
- $4,267,367 has been approved through the Individuals and Households Program. Of that, $4,215,810 has been disbursed to victims.
- $14,918,500 in loans has been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for homeowners and businesses. The SBA has sent out 3,337 loan applications. Applications must be returned to the SBA by the August 2 deadline.
- 1,479 people have visited the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and SBA workshops.
- The Lake county DRC in Gary will close Monday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. A DRC in Marengo will close Wednesday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m.
- 3,247 home inspections have been requested. The five inspectors in the field have completed 91 percent or 2,967 of home inspections.
- HOPE Coalition America, in partnership with FEMA, is addressing the short, medium and long-term economic and financial challenges of workers and communities following the May storms. HOPE Corps members will guide individuals through the process of maintaining or regaining control of their financial lives. Residents may call 888-388- HOPE for more information.
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.