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Victims of Severe Weather Urged to Report Damage

June 25, 2010
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06/25/10

Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather, including wind and flooding, beginning June 13 are urged to report damage online at www.in.gov/dhs.

“Individuals with uninsured damage from the severe weather must report quickly,” said Joe Wainscott, executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. “The faster we can assess the situation, the better, especially if the determination is to pursue federal assistance.”

Individuals will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number, damage to property and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

This is not an application for a grant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Information will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security preliminarily assess damage to determine if federal assistance can be pursued. This is one of eight steps that must be taken to decide if the state is eligible for federal assistance. Below are the eight steps of the declaration process.


THIS REPORT IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR ANY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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