The Herald Bulletin

May 1, 2013

County flood damage assessments continue today

By Baylee Pulliam
The Herald Bulletin

INDIANAPOLIS — Emergency management officials are zeroing in on four Central Indiana counties hit by recent flooding and severe weather.

They’ll begin preliminary damage assessments this morning in  Madison, Howard, Tipton and Wabash counties, which had damage, according citizen reports and damage gathered by emergency management professionals.

The assessments will be conducted by local, state and federal officials, including the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The assessments are the sixth step in the process of determining whether the areas should pursue federal assistance.

According to the state Department of Homeland Security, that procedure is as follows:

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