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Flood Assessment Begins Across State

Last updated on Thursday, June 12, 2008

(UNDATED) - Governor Mitch Daniels says damage assessments are complete in 17 of the 44 declared counties and he is now asking for individual assistance from the federal government.

Flooding in Southern Indiana is still a danger, so counties are being assessed in phases as the flood water recedes. The governor expects quick approval, speeding up the process for the remaining counties.

Daniels says once the federal government approves his request for individual assistance, flood victims can begin filing applications. The governor will co-locate federal agencies in existing state offices in the approved counties to make it convenient for people to get help. Daniels declined to name the locations until the state gets federal approval.

The governor says residents in the flooded areas have asked where are the "tabulators" they've heard about. Daniels says they've come and gone because once they find a county has exceeded the damage level to qualify for federal help, they stop the assessment and move on to the next county.

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