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.
Recovery staff and services will be available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon., March 19, and Tues., March 20, at 525 Hwy. 662 (French Island Trail), Newburgh, Ind. 47630.
Specialists from FEMA will be on hand to answer questions about registration for disaster assistance and about hazard mitigation and provide information and contacts for other programs. SBA specialists will answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program, explain the process, issue applications and help individuals complete their applications.
Individuals impacted by the storms should register with FEMA before meeting with specialists. One easy way to apply is to call the telephone registration line, (800) 621-FEMA (3362). For speech- or hearing-impaired applicants, the TTY number is (800) 462-7585 and Video Relay Service may be accessed at (800) 621-3362. Those lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Registration is also possible in the following ways:
Assistance is available for impacted families in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. May 8 is the last day to register for assistance.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.