FEMA Denies IN Assistance for Early January Snowstorm; State Plans Appeal

INDIANA, (WOWO): The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Indiana’s request for assistance from the severe winter storm that hit January 5th-9th. However, Indiana plans to appeal the decision.

On March 6th, Indiana requested federal grants for government and certain non-profit organizations in 49 counties.


The counties that were included in the request were 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.


Public assistance grants would pay 75 percent of eligible expenses including debris and snow removal, emergency protective measures such as search and rescue, and damage to buildings and equipment.