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Hoosiers in West Central Indiana Receive FEMA Assistance after Severe Storms and Tornados

WASHINGTON – Representative Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.-08) releases statement after FEMA Assistance was granted to West Central Indiana. 


“The storms that tore through West Central Indiana devasted communities in Indiana’s 8thDistrict and across the Hoosier state. Now with the necessary assistance from the federal government, communities like Sullivan and others can begin to rebuild,” said Dr. Bucshon.


Information on how to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA:


Indiana homeowners and renters in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan, and White counties who were affected by the March 31 – April 1 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.


Survivors can apply by going online at, calling 800-621-3362, or using the FEMA mobile app. The helpline is open and available from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern Time in most languages. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.


The disaster declaration includes Individual Assistance to households in Allen, Benton, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Johnson, Lake, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Sullivan, and White counties. Assistance for uninsured losses may include temporary lodging, basic home repairs and other disaster-related expenses.


If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. FEMA assistance cannot replace all losses, but if your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.


When you apply for assistance, please have the following information ready: 

  1. A current phone number where you can be contacted
  2. Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  3. Your Social Security Number
  4. A general list of damage and losses
  5. Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  6. If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name


The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is June 14, 2023. For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to,


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact   


Other resources to help:


The federal government can offer support by providing disaster help with food, bills, unemployment, tax relief, and more. To learn if you and your family qualify, follow the below links for more information:


  1. Disaster Relief Assistance
  2. D-SNAP Helps With Food Costs After a Declared Disaster
  3. Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  4. Get Emergency Help with Utility Bills
  5. Mortgages for Homeowners Rebuilding After a Disaster
  6. Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
  7. File a Complaint About Disaster Relief Assistance


For help or additional information, please contact my Evansville office, whose contact information is below: 


20 NW Third Street
Suite 1230
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: (812) 465-6484

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CT