Gov. Pence requests federal loans for Indiana counties after Nov. tornadoes

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 30, 2014) – Gov. Mike Pence is asking for help for three Indiana counties hit hard by November’s tornado outbreak.

Pence has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide disaster loans for Daviess, Fountain and Howard counties.

If his request is granted, the following contiguous counties would also qualify for the disaster loan program: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Dubois, Grant, Greene, Knox, Martin, Miami, Montgomery, Parke, Pike, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion and Warren.

The program allows residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations to apply for low-interest loans to repair damage from severe storms, strong winds and tornadoes that swept through Indiana on Nov. 17.

In December, the state asked FEMA for federal assistance in the wake of those storms. That request was denied, but the state appealed earlier this month. The appeal was also denied.

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