Recent Storms Prompt Requests for Damage Reports

Indiana-Department-of-Homeland-SecurityRecent storms have prompted the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to remind individuals they may report uninsured damage online.

Northern Indiana was pummeled with rain earlier this week, causing flooding, road closures, and rising streams and rivers.

According to the IDHS, the page provided through their website at will compile damage reports that will be used to help local Emergency Management Agency departments determine whether they should pursue federal disaster assistance or loans. The damage reports will fall under the August 15th and continuing category.

The DHS says losses often include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

Additionally local emergency management agencies ask that  residents who sustained damages contact their offices. They are gathering information to see whether the county meets the threshold requirements to apply for state or federal disaster assistance. Officials note reporting damage is not a guarantee of assistance. It is simply the first step in the process of determining whether assistance can be pursued.

Starke County EMA: 574-772-9182

Pulaski County EMA: 574-946-3891

Marshall County EMA: 574-936-3740