The Washington Times-Herald

December 31, 2013

Ways to report flood damage


The Washington Times-Herald

---- — Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by flooding that started Dec.19 can report damage online at: https://myoracle.in.gov/hs/damage/ia-public.do?method=active&incidentId=IA20131227075303.

A link to the form is also available on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) website at in.gov/dhs. In the middle of the page under “Featured Topics,” click on “Report Flood Damage – Dec. 19 and ongoing.”

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

Residents can also contact their county emergency management agency to report damage. IDHS and local emergency management agencies will use the reports to preliminarily assess damage to determine if federal assistance can be pursued.

This report is NOT an application for a grant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or any other assistance program.

FOR QUESTIONS

For questions, contact your county emergency management agency. County agency contact information is available at http://www.in.gov/dhs/2797.htm.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS

Individuals without Internet access are encouraged to contact a friend, family member or neighbor for assistance. Web access is also available at many libraries, religious institutions, community centers or other public facilities. If none of those options are available, individuals are encouraged to contact their county emergency management agency to report damage.