Gov. Holcomb signed a Disaster Declaration for tornado relief

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that he signed an executive order declaring disaster tornado relief for Delaware, Randolph, and Jefferson counties following a three-tornado event that swept through parts of Indiana during the evening hours of March 14.

Governor Eric Holcomb

“I’ve taken action to ensure the victims of Mother Nature’s wrath can rebuild their roots here in Indiana,” said Gov. Holcomb. I want those impacted to know that the state is here to help in whatever capacity is necessary.” 

38 Hoosiers have suffered injuries, 62 structures were destroyed, and 72 structures sustained significant damage. Power outages affected nearly 10,000 homes, and hundreds of others were somehow impacted. The executive order accelerates the state’s assistance and coordination with the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies to provide services to Delaware, Randolph, and Jefferson counties.

Staff and resources from the Indiana Department of Health, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and the Family and Social Services Administration have activated a coordinated plan to assist with the needs of impacted Hoosiers. The agencies are offering essential services in the affected counties. A list of locations can be found here.

Hoosiers are encouraged to call 866-211-9966 for referrals to necessary services and to report damage. Hoosiers needing emergency mental health services should call 988 to be connected to resources.

Gov. Holcomb’s executive order can be found here.