July 3, 2013

FEMA Denies Storm Damage Assistance in Indiana

“According to the Department of Homeland Security in Indiana, the Federal Emergency Medical Agency (FEMA) is denying storm damage assistance to private citizens and businesses that were effected by the recent Bloomington, Indiana tornado. FEMA is helping with storm damage assistance within Monroe County after President Obama made aid available. The tornadoes fell within the disaster zone so they can be reimbursed for up to 75% of assistance.

FEMA Denies Storm Damage Assistance in Indiana

The storms took place in April and May of 2011, and had winds that reached up to 110 miles per hour. The disaster declaration only assists local government and some non profits, since help is given on a “”cost sharing basis”" according to FEMA.”

More information:

Indiana Daily Student

Indiana Daily Star: FEMA help pay for Monroe County Storms