Online Damage Reporting for Heavy Rain and Flooding

Online Damage Reporting for Heavy Rain and Flooding

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Last week and earlier this week, Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a disaster emergency for 22 Indiana counties due to heavy rain and flooding. The counties affected by this emergency include Benton, Carroll, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall, Ohio, Perry, Pulaski, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland, Warrick and White counties. The heavy flooding has resulted in damage to personal property as well as the counties’ infrastructure.

Due to this crisis, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is encouraging residents of affected counties to report their damages online. Click here for online reporting.

Individuals will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number and the type of damage sustained when filling out the online reporting form. IDHS urges individuals without internet access to contact a friend or family member for assistance. Internet access is also available at many libraries, religious institutions and community centers.

This online form is not an application for a grant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Information gathered from the forms will be used to help local emergency management agencies and IDHS assess the damage and determine if federal assistance can be given.

Contact your county emergency management agency with any questions you may have. Contact information can be found at this link.

Click here to access the IDHS website, and click here to access the online damages reporting form.