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Tornado victims in Indiana are urged to seek for federal assistance



Indianapolis, Indiana – For Indiana residents impacted by the tornado outbreak at the end of March, federal assistance is on the way.

A disaster designation was granted by President Joe Biden for 12 counties that sustained significant storm damage. From as far north as Lake County all the way down to Monroe County, the impacted area is spread out.

Teams will arrive Monday night and Tuesday, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to begin “meeting survivors where they are” and getting them registered for help.

According to Brian Shiller of FEMA, “reaching out, door-to-door, of the most affected counties that have been declared to make sure that the residents of Indiana are getting registered.”

FEMA officials stress that those who have already submitted an application for local disaster assistance through the state must still submit a fresh application for federal assistance. Federal funding applications must be submitted by June 14th.

Survivors can submit an application online at, over the phone at 800-621-3362, or through the FEMA app. The helpline is open and accessible in the majority of languages from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Time.

When requesting aid, FEMA requests the following information from survivors:

• Current phone number where you can be contacted
• Address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
• Social Security Number
• General list of damage and losses
• Banking information if you choose direct deposit
• If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name


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