FEMA Denies State Disaster Aid Request

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For a second time, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has turned down the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance. Indiana was seeking funds for six counties affected by severe storms and tornadoes that ripped through the state in November. January 7, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Indiana’s appeal for federal assistance from severe storms, high winds, and tornadoes that hit the state on November 17.

Denied were Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant, Howard and Tippecanoe counties.

Indiana first filed for federal assistance for Howard County on December 4. FEMA denied that request on December 11. On December 23, Indiana appealed that decision, adding Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant and Tippecanoe counties. This was the appeal that was just denied.

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security