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Gov. Holcomb announces one-stop locations in Sullivan, Whiteland

Adds five counties to disaster declaration

                                   

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb added five counties to the state’s disaster declaration request today. The counties are Morgan, Monroe, Benton, Owen and White. The governor previously issued an executive order requesting federal assistance for Sullivan and Johnson counties on Saturday.

The governor also announced that state agencies will offer two one-stop locations to assist residents impacted by the tornadoes. Two sites, one in Sullivan and the other in Whiteland will open beginning Thursday. Hours on Thursday and Friday will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sites will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will open again on Monday, April 10 at 9 a.m. Locations are:

  • The new Sullivan City Hall, 110 N. Main Street, Sullivan
  • Clark Pleasant School District Administration Building, 50 Center St., Whiteland

“Hoosiers are known for stepping up for each other in times of disaster,” said Gov. Holcomb. “We’ve offered these types of centers before with great success and we’ll continue to be boots on the ground to lend support once again.”

Among the agencies that will be on-site are:

  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security 
    • Recovery resources and information 
  • Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
    • Reproduction of identification, permits, title replacement, registrations, and license plates.
  • Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI)
    • Interpretation of insurance policies, information on lost or damaged policies, obtaining copies of insurance policies, and car insurance assistance.
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
    • Apply for state unemployment benefits; Information on services available through the WorkOne offices.
  • Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
    • Replace Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit cards, Health coverage application assistance.
  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA)               
    • Emergency hotel vouchers and short-term rental assistance for persons in need of immediate housing. 
  • Indiana Department of Health (IDOH)
    • Replacement of vital records (birth and death certificates), WIC assistance, and referrals for health services.

Hoosiers may also call 211 for referrals to services and to report damage. However, damage reports to 211 do not constitute as an official application for assistance. Should the state’s application for federal assistance be approved for some or all counties, more information about the FEMA aid approval and SBA Disaster Loan processes will be made available.  

The updated executive order may be found here

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