Back in January, Indiana was beset by a snowstorm that caused a variety of damage to counties throughout the state. The event was responsible for harming public facilities, utility buildings and their contents, among other public property. State Governor Mike Pence recently announced on his website that Indiana has received a series of federal grants to help address these losses, with the combined aid totaling more than $4.6 million.
Out of 30 eligible counties, 29 have already received some of the relief money, the press release notes. The areas that saw the most severe snowfall, Noble and Whitley counties, will be granted special aid consideration based on their need. Applications are still being processed, and FEMA is working with the state to disburse the money as it is successfully accounted for.
In his statement, the Governor said this aid will provide much needed compensation as the different communities attempt to cover for snow removal and property damage costs.
"Like many states, almost a year ago Indiana started 2014 with a severe winter storm," he stated. "While that storm is for many a distant memory, we at the state continue to work through this demanding process to make the most of the disaster funding opportunities available to communities in those 30 counties."
As this previous snowstorm gets some closure, the state will also have to contend with the possibility of more snow in the current winter season. Last month, Louisville, Indiana was put under a weather advisory where as much as 3 inches of snow was expected. The Courier-Journal reported that some southern counties in the state predicted up to 5 inches.
While communities wait for appropriate aid money to be dispensed, insurance companies in areas victimized by such storms should take on the contents services help that they need for successful assessment.