[r18] Rep. Wolkins: Federal Aid for Damage Requested (4/8/2009)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Start Date: 4/8/2009 All Day
End Date: 4/8/2009
STATEHOUSE - Kosciusko County is one of 13 counties for which federal assistance has been requested because of recent storm damage, according to Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Winona Lake). Gov. Mitch Daniels has asked for federal individual assistance for Hoosier counties suffering damage from the recent storms, tornados and flooding. The other counties on the list are Allen, Carroll, DeKalb, Fulton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, White and Whitley. A federal disaster declaration would qualify residents in these counties for much-needed aid. The governor requested individual assistance programs, including the individual and household program, disaster housing, crisis counseling, disaster unemployment assistance and small business disaster loans. "These storms showed no mercy in Kosciusko County," said Rep. Wolkins. "Many residents have had their property damaged and need the federal assistance. Hopefully, the federal government programs will offer their services to our community." Northeast Indiana was rocked with storms on March 8 that brought three tornados, heavy rainfall and substantial damage. Gov. Daniels has indicated that he may request assistance for additional counties if further heavy damage is identified.