(UNDATED) -President George Bush has approved a request for federal assistance for Hoosier homeowners, renters and businesses in Northern Indiana damaged by flooding that began January 7th.
The President sent a letter to Governor Daniels declaring a major disaster in the state and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts.
The president's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Carroll, Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Marshall, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, and White counties.
The governor sent a letter to the President requesting assistance for affected Hoosiers on January 23. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
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