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Governor Mike Pence is appealing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of federal aid to Howard County in the wake of last month's storms. Pence is also seeking individual and business assistance in five other counties.
December 23, 2013
Governor Mike Pence today filed an appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so residents and businesses in six counties can receive federal disaster assistance.
Counties listed in the appeal are Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant, Howard and Tippecanoe counties.
"We continue in our commitment to help Hoosiers who have been devastated by the storms from November 17," said Governor Pence. "Under FEMA's guidelines, these counties have the greatest potential for the state to receive federal assistance."
Teams with representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Indiana Department of Homeland Security and county emergency management agencies conducted additional joint preliminary damage assessments last week.
The governor has requested Individual Assistance, which, if granted, would make homeowners and renters eligible to apply for grants and low-interest loans. Businesses would be eligible to apply for low-interest loans.
A request for federal assistance on December 4, 2013 for Howard County was denied by FEMA on December 11.
Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence