Tipton continues to clean up following widespread flooding. Damages have now surpassed the $2.5 million mark.
Cleanup is about half way done but there is still debris from the flood waters. Parks and golf courses are also still damaged.
The city’s used about $200,000 from their general fund but the mayor is hoping to get some help from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. He wants the feds to declare the area a disaster zone.
Meanwhile, Governor Mike Pence has requested the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan program for Grant, Howard and Tipton Counties.
If declared, contiguous counties could also qualify for low-interest disaster loans. Affected residents, businesses and nonprofits would be eligible to apply.
Contiguous counties are Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Hamilton, Huntington, Madison, Miami, Wabash and Wells.