Federal Emergency Management Agency

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Southern Indiana

by Rick Howlett on March 12, 2012

State and federal agencies will open a disaster recovery center in southern Indiana tomorrow morning to get aid to people affected by this month’s tornadoes and other storms.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the center will open at 8am tomorrow at the Ivy Tech campus off Interstate-65.

It will remain open from 8am to 8pm until further notice.

Officials say the staff of the recovery center can answer questions about registering for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation, disaster loan applications and other help.

President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster area in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties.

Disaster centers are up and running in hard-hit areas of eastern and northern Kentucky.

(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)

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