Gov. Pence appealing denial of FEMA aid

WTHI file photo
WTHI file photo

INDIANA (WTHI) – Governor Mike Pence is making an appeal after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Indiana’s request for aid for the winter storm on January 5-9.

Pence is requesting public assistance for governments and certain non-profit organizations that would pay for 75 percent of eligible expenses.

Those expenses would pay for damage to roads, bridges, utilities, debris removal, buildings’ contents and equipment, water control facilities, parks and recreational facilities as well as emergency protective measures like traffic control and rescue operations.

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The appeal would cover the following counties:

Allen*, Benton, Blackford*, Boone*, Carroll, Cass, Clay*, Clinton*, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart*, Fountain, Fulton*, Grant*, Hamilton*, Hancock, Hendricks*, Henry, Howard*, Huntington*, Jasper*, Jay, Johnson*, Kosciusko*, LaGrange*, Lake*, LaPorte, Madison*, Marion*, Miami*, Montgomery*, Morgan*, Newton*, Noble*, Owen, Parke*, Putnam*, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan*, Tipton*, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo*, Wabash*, Warren, Wells, White* and Whitley*.

The above counties listed with asterisks were requested to be designated for Snow Assistance.

A Snow Assistance designation would cover all costs associated with snow removal for the 48-hour period with the highest costs.

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