Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Southern Indiana

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 […]

FEMA Begins Taking Tornado Damage Claims In Ky. Disaster Areas

From Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in northern and eastern Kentucky, conducting damage assessments and helping tornado victims through the process of applying for federal assistance. President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for seven counties, and more areas could be added as assessments continue. “There’s no […]

Storm Damage Widespread in Kenton County, Kentucky

From Mark Heyne, WVXU, Cincinnati The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Northern Kentucky’s Kenton County, assessing the damage from Friday’s storms. “We have 88 homes that have been destroyed in Kenton County, completely destroyed. We have another 250 homes that are uninhabitable, and 138 homes that have been affected by the storm that are […]

FEMA Opens Disaster Center in Louisville

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a temporary office in Louisville. FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center will help residents apply for federal grants or loans to repair or replace property that was damaged in recent storms and floods. Louisville Metro Government did not qualify for federal aid for disaster relief, but home and business owners […]

Daniels Issues Disaster Declaration For 34 Indiana Counties

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has declared a disaster emergency for 34 counties hard-hit by recent severe weather and flooding. The state Department of Homeland Security’s Arvin Copeland says the declaration is a step toward a possible request for federal aid for the counties, many of which were affected by Ohio River flooding. “We will go […]

MetroSafe Participates in FEMA Earthquake Drill

The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted an earthquake drill in western Kentucky today. FEMA is testing how well various federal, state, city and private agencies can respond to a devastating quake on the New Madrid Fault, which is underneath parts of Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. Louisville MetroSafe spokesperson Lee Cravins says his agency was […]

U of L Group to Participate in FEMA Earthquake Drill

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting an exercise this week in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, which covers much of Kentucky. FEMA will conduct various simulations and drills to test the federal, state and local response to a devastating earthquake on the New Madrid Fault. Among the participants will be about 30 of the […]

Louisville Officials Calculating Flood Damage, Considering FEMA Aid Request

Louisville Metro Government officials have been surveying flood damage to see if the city qualifies for federal aid. So far, they’ve come up about $1.7 million short. So far, about $600,000 has been spent to keep the city’s flood pumping stations active. An additional $100,000 will likely be required to clean and repair streets. That’s […]

FEMA Denies Indiana Disaster Appeal

Federal officials have for the second time denied an assistance request for southern and central Indiana residents affected by flash flooding and other weather disasters in early August. Rachel Meyer with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security says an appeal filed by Gov. Mitch Daniels last month still came up short of the damage threshold […]