Indiana residents urged to report storm damage

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (FOX19) - Indiana residents who sustained damage caused by severe weather, including wind and flooding, during Tuesday's storms are urged to report damage online or by calling a toll free number.

The number (866-210-1925) is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST through Tuesday, August 18, 2009. Damage reports also may be made online via the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website at

Callers will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number, damage to property and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

Individuals calling will not be in conversation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Information will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security preliminarily assess damage to determine if federal assistance can be pursued.

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