Homeland security says Thursday is deadline for flood aid

Indiana residents who suffered property damage during late-winter flooding are running out of time to seek federal disaster assistance.

Posted: Jul. 4, 2018 10:22 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents who suffered property damage during late-winter flooding are running out of time to seek federal disaster assistance.

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Indiana's Department of Homeland Security says Thursday is the deadline to apply for federal aid for the Feb. 14 to March 4 flooding.

President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration in March for eight Indiana counties hit by the flooding. Thirteen other counties were later deemed eligible for aid.

Officials say that to date, more than $3.4 million for nearly 2,700 people has been approved for individual assistance for some of the residents in those 22 counties .

Erin Rowe is Indiana's coordinating officer for the flooding. She says state and federal aid "can go a long way in helping Hoosiers recover from this historic event."

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