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Statement by the Press Secretary on Federal Assistance for Indiana

January 11, 2005

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Indiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record/near record snow on December 21-23, 2004.

The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State and eligible local governments in the counties of Bartholomew, Blackford, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Perry, Pike, Posey, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Sullivan, Switzerland, Union, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Washington, and Wayne.

Assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures that were undertaken to save lives and protect public health, safety and property over a 48-hour period.

Representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security, named Ron Sherman as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.


George W. Bush, Statement by the Press Secretary on Federal Assistance for Indiana Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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