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State Wants Storm Damage Info

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Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security is asking Hoosiers in northern Indiana to report storm damage, and to do so online if possible.

Indiana DHS says residents who sustained severe weather and flooding damage starting Friday, May 31, 2013 can report the damage online. It says the reports help determine if federal assistance will be requested.

“A link to the form is available on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) website at www.in.gov/dhs. In the middle of the page under ‘Featured Topics,’ click on “Report Damage From Severe Storms and Flooding – Beginning May 31, 2013.”

The State’s DHS says people should provide name, address, phone number and type of damages sustained, and losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property. It also offers the following advice, from Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

FOR QUESTIONS
For questions, contact your county emergency management agency. Local agency’s contact information is available by accessing: http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/Sanitized_Compact_Directory.pdf.

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 may also contact their county emergency management agency to report damage.

THIS REPORT IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR ANY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
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.

All Hoosiers are advised to stay tuned to local radio and television weather broadcasts or listen to an all hazards alert radio for updated warnings and safety information related to potential weather threats.

 

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