THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN INDIANA
President Clinton today declared a major disaster in Indiana and ordered federal funds to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on February 28, 1997, and continuing.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the following 13 counties: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ohio, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.