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Hoosiers encouraged to report damage after flooding, tornadoes this week

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Damage from storms on Aug. 15, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hoosiers whose homes or businesses sustained damage from flooding and severe weather this week can report it online.

Damage reports will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security formulate a preliminary damage estimate and determine if the state can apply for federal assistance such as grants or loans.

The linked online form is not an application for federal storm assistance. Hoosiers will need to provide their names, addresses, phone numbers, and types of property damage sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

Homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the form.

Anyone with questions should contact their emergency management agency. Contact information can be found at the Department of Homeland Security website.