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Hoosiers urged to prepare for flooding

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— Hoosiers are urged to prepare for the upcoming flood season and might want to consider flood insurance. According to the Indiana Department of Insurance, the state had record rainfall last year in June and above average precipitation in July that led to many flash flood watches and warnings across […]

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State to appeal FEMA’s denial of assistance to 19 counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state plans to appeal the denial of federal assistance for 19 counties that sustained damage from severe storms and flooding between June 19 and July 29. Gov. Mike Pence sought assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the request was denied Monday. Pence has ordered the Indiana Department […]

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Pence announces disaster loans made available to 27 flood-damaged counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Residents in 27 counties will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest disaster loans to help them get back on their feet after flooding caused extensive damage in some parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday the loans were made available by the U.S. Small […]

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Disaster declaration approved for counties affected by heavy rain and flooding

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Relief is on the horizon for 53 Indiana counties after significant crop damage and losses caused by flooding and excessive rain since May 1 of this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a secretarial disaster declaration on Wednesday for the counties included in the request. “This USDA disaster declaration […]

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Pence visits farmers to survey flood damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence visited northern Indiana Wednesday to survey damage caused by the recent heavy rainfall. He met with Hoosier farmers in Cass and Jasper counties to see how much damage has been done and to gauge the potential economic impact for farmers across Indiana. “Our farmers and agriculture industry […]