Tipton flood damages surpass $2.5M mark

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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.

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