Ind. counties approved for federal assistance

Dearborn, Switzerland, Franklin, Ripley and Ohio counties are among 32 counties in Indiana that have been approved for Federal public assistance for storms that hit the region in April.

Public assistance means state and local governments and certain non-profit organizations in the designated counties are 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.

Individual assistance, which helps citizens, is still under review by FEMA.

The following counties received public assistance: Benton, Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Dubois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Starke, Sullivan, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington.

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