Federal Disaster Funds Approved For EVV

Indiana will receive federal disaster funds to help pay for the response to last month's Evansville tornado that killed 23 people.

Governor Daniels' office says the federal government has approved the money.

This means state and local officials will be reimbursed for at least 75-percent of public costs related to the recovery, repair and construction in Warrick and Vanderburgh counties.

The state told the Federal Emergency Management Agency last week that public response cost about $8 million.

The November sixth tornado destroyed hundreds of homes around Evansville.

Daniels also is seeking federal assistance for eleven more Indiana counties damaged by tornadoes and severe weather on November 15th.

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