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2003-10-01 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN - Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Indiana residents following the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from August 26 through September 15. The following is an update of related activities to date:

2003-10-01 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN - The Disaster Recovery Center operating out of the Lawrence Government Center in Marion County will close at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 3. Those affected by the Labor Day floods who still have questions about assistance programs and services or low-interest disaster loans can call the toll-free application line - 1-800-621-FEMA - or visit a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop.

2003-09-29 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and find out for yourself just what kind of assistance is available to you.

2003-09-25 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis - Four Disaster Recovery Centers will close Saturday, September 27. Disaster Recovery Centers in Avon, Indianapolis, Muncie and Martinsville will close at 6:30 p.m. The center in Lawrence at the Lawrence Government Center, 9001 East 59th St., will continue to operate Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., until further notice.

2003-09-25 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN - One of the ways to protect your home in future floods is to purchase flood insurance. In the days following a flood disaster, however, residents may be misled by rumors they hear about flood insurance. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation.

2003-09-22 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN -Totals of $5,147,057 in grants and $133,000 in low-interest disaster loans have been approved for Indiana residents who have called to apply for disaster assistance since President Bush declared a disaster on September 5, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

2003-09-19 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN --A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Martinsville on Wednesday, September 24, and the centers operating in Anderson and Carmel will close at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

2003-09-18 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN -- Victims of the late summer severe storms, tornadoes and flooding who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan, urged disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

2003-09-17 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center will open on Friday, September 19, in Hendricks County to serve victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between August 26 and September 15, announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

2003-09-15 04:00 - News Release

Indianapolis, IN -- Most federal disaster assistance programs are designed to meet emergency needs in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These programs are meant to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people's lives to their pre-disaster conditions.