Sunday, March 08 2009
We just received a news release that Vanderburgh County amongst 15 southern Indiana counties will be getting Federal Aid for the January ice storms. This is good news for Evansville.
Six Tri-State Counties Can Get Federal Aid To Help With Ice Storm Clean Up
EVANSVILLE - Several Indiana Tri-State counties are now eligible for federal disaster money to help pay for clean up from January's ice storm. President Obama authorized federal disaster aid to 15 southern Indiana counties hit by the storm, including Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties.
Obama's disaster declaration means eligible state and local governments and some nonprofit groups can apply for federal aid. The aid can be used to help pay for emergency work, repairs or replacement of infrastructure damaged by the ice storm.
January's storm knocked down tree limbs that cut power to 75,000 Vectren customers in the Tri-State and 100,000 homes and businesses across southern Indiana. Debris from the storm is still being removed more than a month later.