FEMA denies appeal for federal assistance from Nov. tornadoes

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 7, 2013)– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Indiana’s appeal for federal assistance from severe storms, high winds, and tornadoes that hit the state on November 17.

The counties denied are Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant, Howard and Tippecanoe.

Indiana first filed for federal assistance for Howard County on December 4. FEMA denied that request on December 11. On December 23, Indiana appealed that decision, adding Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant and Tippecanoe counties.

This was the appeal that was just denied.