As of June 13th, more than $3 million in FEMA assistance has been approved to help Indiana residents recover from the February flooding, and more than 2,400 registrations have been received. Federal funding is now available to homeowners and renters for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses after severe storms and flooding on February 14 – March 4, 2018. This assistance is available to affected individuals in the Indiana counties of Carroll, Clark, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Ohio, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Spencer, Starke, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, and White. FEMA grant assistance for individuals can include funds to help with rent, temporary housing, and home repairs to primary residences. It can also cover other serious disaster-related needs, such as personal and necessary items, moving and storage expenses, and medical and dental expenses caused directly by the disaster. The quickest way to apply is at DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also call the helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585. The deadline to register is July 5, 2018. Disaster Recovery Centers are open across impacted areas of the state to help Indiana survivors. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and business owners. DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. All DRCs are closed Sundays.
June 14th, 2018|Local News|