INDIANAPOLIS (August 7, 2008) - Governor Mitch Daniels received word from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that Wabash County is now eligible for federal public assistance.
The public assistance declaration - which now has been made for 42 Indiana counties - means state government and local governments and certain non-profit organizations in these counties are now eligible to apply for federal public assistance to pay 75 percent of the approved cost of debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, buildings and utilities.
Counties previously approved for public assistance are Adams, Bartholomew, Benton, Brown, Clay, Daviess, Decatur, Franklin, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vermillion, Vigo and Washington.
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