TIPTON, Ind. (WISH) - Devastating news for Indiana victims of April flooding; there will be no FEMA aid coming to help them rebuild.
"We're just out here by ourselves."
Once used for road trips with their grandkids, Jack and Linda Richter now live in their RV, parked just feet from their flooded home.
Thursday brought the news they feared was coming.
"Indiana does not qualify for FEMA help. It's the Tipton daily tribune today," said Jack.
"We had gotten new insurance last August and we thought it covered everything and then when we had this flood and Jack called them we found out that it did not," said Linda.
A gutted house and a garage full of a lifetime of belongings is what's left and now, no federal help.
"Well it's been a let down. To see the government helping other people and you figure, if I ever need it they'll be there, but they're not," said Jack.
Trying to fill the void of assistance, Thursday residents passed white buckets, giving what they could during a flood aid concert. It's another acts of kindness that the Richters have experienced so many times since the water forced them from their home.
"They come together and help and they're so wonderful and the churches here in town have been giving out supplies," said Linda.
And in the process offering hope, to those like the Richters, who at 75 years of age will need a hand starting over.
"We've had a little bit of water in our garage before but never inside the house."
"How long have you lived here?"
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