Putnam one of 34 counties designated emergency areas

Friday, May 20, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has issued a disaster emergency for 34 counties, including Putnam County, due to severe weather that has caused widespread damage to homes, businesses and public property beginning April 18 and continuing.

Counties experienced flooding, damaged roads, downed power lines and other severe damage.

The governor signed Executive Order 11-06 to include Benton, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, DuBois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Starke, Sullivan, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington counties.

The declaration of disaster emergency was effective beginning May 18 and will continue for 30 days.

Currently, the 34 listed counties appear to be the most severely impacted by the current weather-caused emergency, the governor's office said. However, as additional requests come to the state Emergency Operations Center, the disaster declaration may be expanded to include more counties.

The disaster declaration means the Indiana Department of Homeland Security can take actions needed to provide expanded emergency services and is a step needed to request assistance from the federal government, if warranted.

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  • If we didn't get money for the ice storm what makes them think this will be any different

    -- Posted by anonymous101 on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 3:57 PM
  • So what does this mean to us as people of this county? WOW we are on a list.. That does not fix the destruction to my basement and yard.. HMM do i get a FEMA trailer now that, I will have to pay 20 grand for 5 years from now.. Yeah we are a list.. report something useful for a change.. I would start with the way certain medical offices in this town publish our personal info on the internet for everyone to see.. AKA name DOB soc# address..credit and insurance card numbers.. hmmm what do you do with that..lol.. dont worry PAY attention

    -- Posted by Oh My Goodness on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 4:24 PM
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