A home in the Sunman area was damaged in
early February when a tree branch weighed
down by ice collapsed.
(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The cost of a roof collapse, electrical problem, or tree removal caused by a recent winter storm could soon be partly covered.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels sent a formal request to President Barack Obama to approve federal public assistance for 39 counties.
Included are Benton, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jay, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Starke, Sullivan, Tipton, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Wayne counties.
Those counties were adversely affected by a snow and ice storm which swept across the state January 31 through February 4.
If approved, public assistance means state government and local governments and certain non-profit organizations in these counties would be eligible to apply for federal assistance to pay 75 percent of the approved cost of debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, buildings and utilities.
Daniels indicated further damage may be identified and reserved the right to request assistance for additional counties.
The executive order (11-03) can be accessed here: http://www.in.gov/gov/2400.htm.