Disaster recovery centers to open April 3 in Delaware/Randolph counties

INDIANA—The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Small Business Administration will co-host Disaster Loan Outreach Centers for residents of Delaware and Randolph counties impacted by the March 14 tornadoes.

A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) is a specific location where residents who suffered damage from the storm can ask questions related to their recovery and receive one-on-one assistance connecting with relevant resources.

Locations have been established in Selma in Delaware County and Winchester in Randolph County, where much of the tornado damage occurred. Jefferson County residents should still contact 211 to report damages and needs.

Delaware CountySelma American Legion
315 S. Albany Street
Selma, IN 47383*Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Randolph CountyRandolph City Building
Suite 200
325 S. Oak Street
Winchester, IN 47394Hours*: M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb previously issued a disaster declaration for Delaware, Jefferson and Randolph counties. Additionally, the U.S. SBA has conferred Indiana’s declaration and agreed to make their services available to residents in Delaware and Randolph counties, including low-interest loans for residences and businesses damaged by the storm.

Uninsured residents or those denied benefits by the U.S. SBA may apply for benefits through the Indiana State Disaster Recovery Fund. IDHS officials on site will be able to walk those qualifying residents through the application process for the SDRF, which can provide up to $10,000 to address various recovery needs.

Additionally, IDHS can connect residents with various assisting resources and organizations, such as Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Residents in those counties still in need of assistance can call 866-211-9966.