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Hoosiers warned to check insurance before severe weather strikes

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As weather warms up for the spring season, Hoosiers may want to double-check their insurance policies. Changing weather patterns in the spring and summer are more likely to cause severe weather, which can produce damage to your home. “We’re getting into the height of our severe weather season. April, […]

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Disaster loans available for August severe weather damage

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Howard and surrounding counties will be able to apply for low-interest disaster loans to aid rebuilding after last month’s severe weather. Gov. Mike Pence’s office announced Thursday that the loans are now available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Kokomo has been hit hard by severe weather in recent years,” […]

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Federal disaster loans requested for Howard County after severe weather

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal low-interest disaster loans for Howard County after last month’s severe weather. If declared, nearby counties of Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Tipton, Grant and Miami would also quality for the loans. “The storms that began Aug. 24 hit many counties,” Pence said in a statement, “and […]

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Hoosiers urged to prepare for severe weather

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As severe weather season approaches, safety officials say now is the time to prepare for dangerous storms. This week is the Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to prepare. “Hoosiers are well aware that the arrival of spring brings with it an […]

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Checks going out to those affected by severe weather in June, July

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated $307,000 in payments is headed into the hands of Hoosiers in 27 counties affected by severe weather damage earlier this year. According to the state, 49 checks for as much as $2,500 are being issued. The amount is based off the total funding available and the estimated number […]

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30 counties to be reimbursed for snow storm costs

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than a million dollars in federal grants will be awarded to 30 Indiana counties to help pay for damages, debris removal and other expenses caused by the January 5-9 storm. “Dollars are beginning to flow to replenish local and state government,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement […]