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Orange, Washington, Jackson Among Counties Looked At For Ice Storm Damage

Last updated on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

(UNDATED) - Five joint federal and state damage assessment teams have begun surveying 15 southern Indiana counties affected by last month’s ice and snow storms.

The survey results will determine if any of those counties are eligible for federal assistance.

Rachel Meyer with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the four-person teams will take about a week to collect the information before submitting their report to IDHS.

Southern Indiana residents are familiar with the approval process because it's the same one used following last summer's record flood damage. If IDHS thinks federal assistance is needed and Governor Daniels concurs, the governor will submit the request to President Obama.

The deadline for residents of the affected counties to submit online damage reports is Tuesday at the Indiana Department of Homeland Security web site.

The 15 counties being assessed are : Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Spencer, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington.

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