Hoosiers Needing Federal Assistance Can Report Storm Damage Online (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

Hoosiers Needing Federal Assistance Can Report Storm Damage Online (PHOTOS)

June 4, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 7:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather and flooding in northern Indiana beginning May 31, 2013 can report damage online.

The DHS says these reports will aid in the evaluation to 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."

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.

FOR QUESTIONS
For questions, contact your county emergency management agency. Local agency's contact information is available by clicking here.

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.




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