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State Officials Begin Flood Damage Assessments

David Marsh

Officials from local governments, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and FEMA are conducting the damage assessments this week.

Based on what they find, the state could request federal aid that would pay up to 75-percent of expenses for damage to roads, bridges and other public facilities as well as for debris removal and rescue operations.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson says they don’t know when or if that money might be made available.

"We think we have good numbers. We think we have good information from county, cities, towns, governments, but it all depends on what's acceptable to FEMA,” Erickson says.

IDHS officials hope to have the preliminary assessments done this week.

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