THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN INDIANA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Indiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by "the Blizzard of 1996" on January 6-12, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a 44 county area. The counties include Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Pike, Posey, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Spencer, Sullivan, Tipton, Union, Vigo, Warrick, Washington and Wayne.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide reimbursement for the costs of equipment, contracts and personnel overtime that are required to clear one lane in each direction along snow emergency routes (or select primary roads in those communities without such designated roadways) and routes necessary to allow the passage of emergency vehicles to hospitals, nursing homes, and other critical facilities.