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December 26, 2013

State seeks disaster aid for Daviess County

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Indiana officials say the storm damage was disbursed over such a large area of the state that it is difficult to show federal officials just how difficult recovery will be for those who were hit. “People lost their homes and for them that is a disaster,” said Erickson. “There are a number of people who have had their lives devastated by this.”

The appeal could take awhile to work through the federal system and there is still no guarantee it will be approved. “There is no timeline for FEMA to respond,” said Erickson. “We think the citizens of Indiana need some relief, so we are hopeful for a quick and favorable reply.”

Meanwhile, the Indiana Office of Homeland Security is still putting together a request for public assistance to help cities and counties recover the cost of repairs and clean up after the storm. “That usually takes a little more time to put together,” said Erickson. “We are still gathering reports. We are not certain when we will file for that.”

 

 

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