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IDHS and Indiana 211 are helping to collect reports of damage caused by flooding on Sept. 3 in Switzerland and Ohio counties.

Daviess County residents may be eligible for State Disaster Relief funding

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reminds residents in Daviess County impacted by recent weather events to apply for assistance to the State Disaster Relief Fund if U.S. SBA resources prove unavailable. ...

As several Hoosier counties continue to recover from flooding events, the sequence of applying for individual assistance can become complex. U.S. SBA officials currently are in Daviess County to discuss options with homeowners until Thursday, Sept. 15 (Washington Fire Department Station #2, located at 1002 West Walnut St., Washington, Indiana 47501); however, those without insurance or other means to collect reimbursement may be able to apply for funding to the State Disaster Relief Fund. All impacted individuals who are uninsured or who are insured but denied coverage should apply.

“The Indiana Disaster Relief Fund is an important option for many Hoosiers who have suffered damage due to natural weather events but do not qualify for other available assistance,” said Mary Moran, director of Emergency Management and Preparedness for IDHS. “We encourage all Hoosiers who have been impacted and are uninsured to apply to the fund and utilize what it is designed to do.”

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Disaster Loan Flyer (also in Spanish)
SBA disaster flyer
Disaster Loan Flyer (also in Spanish)

So far, 29 homes in Daviess County have been identified as suffering serious damage from the flooding. As many as twice that have some sort of damage from the storm. All residents of Daviess and contiguous counties will have until Oct. 31, 2022, to return applications for physical property damage. Businesses have until May 30, 3023, to submit economic injury applications.

Following an SBA-declared event, a designated county and surrounding counties have the option to take out low-interest loans to cover a business physical disaster, economic injury disaster or home disaster. These are dependent on the homeowner having a good credit history and the ability to repay the loan. These are available only to uninsured properties and must be identified as their primary residence.

The Indiana Disaster Relief Fund can help with the cost of repair, restoration or other actions related to the damage incurred by Indiana residents. Eligible projects include home repair, debris removal, water and sewer systems and road and street repair.

All applicants to the State Disaster Relief Fund must provide proof of denial from U.S. SBA services and proof that the property is not insured. Limits do exist on the amount of assistance that can be provided by the SDRF.

IDHS will receive a list of those residents who have been denied U.S. SBA assistance. If you have questions, please contact IDHS Individual Assistance at ia@dhs.in.gov.

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  • Fire investigators seek information regarding six unexplained fires in Sullivan County - September 16, 2022
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    Fire investigators are seeking information regarding suspicious fires in the town of Shelburn in Sullivan County. There have been six unexplained fires in the area since July 5, 2022. Two of the fires happened within an hour of each other on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022.

    This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about the fires is encouraged to call the Indiana Arson Hotline at 1-800-382-4628. Callers are not required to provide their name. A reward may be available if a tip leads to an arrest and conviction.

    The Indiana State Fire Marshal functions as a section of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

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    Media Contact:
    IDHS Office of Public Affairs
    pio@dhs.in.gov
    317-234-6713

  • Indiana 211 collecting flooding damage reports from Ohio County - September 9, 2022

    Ohio County residents impacted by flash flooding that occurred on Sept. 3, 2022, are asked to contact Indiana 211 to report damage and help with a damage assessment. Indiana 211 asks residents to utilize the online submission rather than calling Indiana 211, which is receiving a high call volume currently.

    To help establish a comprehensive assessment of damage, residents with damage can call 211 or visit the Indiana 211 website.

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    Media Contact:
    IDHS Office of Public Affairs
    pio@dhs.in.gov
    317-234-6713

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