FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Madison, Indiana


INDIANA, TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE
STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE
AFTERMATH.>>WELL, IT CAME UP ABOUT SIX
INCHES INTO MY GARDEN HOUSE AND
CLOSE TO 18 TO 20 INCHES IN THE
HOUSE. MARK THIS WAS THE SCENE IN
: MADISON IN LATE FEBRUARY. TUESDAY, FEMA OPENED A DISASTER
RECOVERY CENTER AT THE BROWN
GYMNASIUM IN DOWNTOWN MADISON.>>THE KIND OF ASSISTANCE THEY
CAN GET HERE AT FEMA RANGES FROM
JUST MINIMAL, TO QUITE A BIT. MARK: RESIDENTS CAN QUALIFY FOR
GRANTS OR LOW-INTEREST LOANS,
EVEN FOR WORK THAT’S ALREADY
BEEN DONE.>>CREDIT CARD INTEREST IS OFTEN
TIMES 50%, 16%, 17%. WOULDN’T YOU RATHER HAVE A 1.8%
STRETCHED OUT OVER A PERIOD
TIME? MARK YORK SAYS FLOOD DAMAGE
: SOMETIMES APPEARS MONTHS
LATER, SO HE ENCOURAGES ANYONE
WHOSE HOME HAD FLOODWATER TO
REGISTER WITH FEMA.>>IF YOU’VE REGISTERED WITH
FEMA AND HAVE THAT REGISTRATION
NUMBER AND THEN THIS INCIDENT
, OCCURS BEYOND THE REGISTRATION
PERIOD, YOU CAN CALL FEMA AND
APPLY TO THEM FOR ASSISTANCE. MARK THE CENTER IS ONLY OPEN
: UNTIL THURSDAY.>>THE PROGRAM DOES NOT
INFLUENCE ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT
PROGRAM THAT THEY MAY BE
PARTICIPATING IN. IT DOESN’T ADD TO THEIR TAX
BURDEN. SO THERE IS REALLY NO DOWNSIDE. MARK FEMA STAFF HAVE ALSO BEEN
: GOING DOOR TO DOOR IN
JEFFERSON COUNTY, INDIANA.>>I JUST THINK THAT’S A
WONDERFUL MOVE ON THEIR PART AND
I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF IT.

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