Former Gov. Mitch Daniels' Newsroom

Contact: Marc Lotter
Phone: 317/233-8852

For Immediate Release: Sep 15, 2005
Operation Hoosier Relief daily update - day 13
Operation Hoosier Relief

Operation Hoosier Relief

Daily Update – Day 13

September 15, 2005


State Government Action:

  • This morning 48 members of Operation Hoosier Relief departed Indiana for Camp Indiana.  The group includes: 43 health professionals and 5 staff members from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.


  • Friday, 70 law enforcement officers from Indiana (35 State Police and 35 local law enforcement officers) and 37 officers from the Department of Natural Resources will leave the state for Camp Indiana.


  • The current relief team will depart Biloxi on Saturday and return to Indiana.


  • Indiana State Government continues processing applications for services by evacuees residing in Indiana.  Applications have been received from 194 people in 16 counties.


  • The state has authorized $23,688 in food stamps, $2,878 in TANF payments, and eight Medicaid cases.


Mission Assignments:

  • Conservation officers arrested an alligator poacher, continued boat patrols, and assisted in a Navy dive to check sunken boats for victims.


  • IDNR Forestry crew cleared trees and debris from the Jefferson Davis home property.  Two Indiana Conservation Officers also participated to help secure artifacts from the home.


  • Medical teams treated 600 patients and dispensed 350 shots. 


  • Medical teams also visited three apartment complexes and established a second medical clinic in a Boys and Girls Club.


  • Indiana State Police provided aid to 34 vehicles, and made two looting arrests.


Evacuee Assistance:

  • Indiana is currently home to an estimated 3,100 evacuees.


  • Indiana is encouraging all evacuees residing in Indiana to call the following toll-free number to register with the state and make themselves available for state assistance – 866-679-4631.


Volunteer Efforts:

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact INVOAD online at or at 866-909-4673.