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Disaster Area Declared For Lake, Porter And Laporte Counties
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(UNDATED) - Three one-stop disaster assistance centers will open in Lake County beginning today to help residents of Lake, Porter and Laporte counties impacted by severe weather caused by Hurricane Ike.

The state and FEMA will also open a site in Laporte County and one in Porter County.

The governor was notified this week that President Bush declared that a major disaster exists for the three counties and approved federal individual assistance for affected residents.

The state assistance centers in Lake County will be open from 8am to 8pm local time through at least Tuesday, September 30. The centers will be closed on Sunday.

All centers will have representatives from FEMA, and computers and phones will be available for flood victims to complete (FEMA) applications.

FEMA 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.

The Red Cross also will be at the assistance centers to deliver basic necessities. (The sites are located at: former Maruszczak appliance store in Munster, the VFW in Lake Station and Ivy Tech Community College in Gary.)

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