Indiana residents urged to report storm damage

Indiana residents who sustained damage caused by severe weather, including tornadoes, wind and flooding beginning Monday, April 18, and ongoing, are urged to report damage online by clicking here.

A link to the form is available on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) website at In the middle of the page under "Topics of the Day," click on "Damage Assessment Questionnaire - Report damage from April 18, 2011 wind and flooding."

"Individuals with uninsured damage from the severe weather must report quickly," said IDHS Executive Director Joe Wainscott. "The faster we can assess the situation, the better, especially if the determination is to pursue federal assistance."

Individuals 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.

This is NOT an application for a grant 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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