FEMA denies request for assistance for January snowstorm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has turned down Indiana's request for assistance for the severe winter storm that impacted the state from January 5 - 9.

Indiana plans to appeal the decision.

On March 6, the state requested federal grants for government and certain non-profit organizations in 49 counties including Vanderburgh.

Public assistance grants would pay 75 percent of eligible expenses including debris and snow removal, emergency protective measures such as search and rescue, and damage to buildings and equipment.

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