|Indiana Delegation Urges President to Support Governor’s Request for Public Assistance for Five Counties in Southern Indiana|
WASHINGTON, DC – The Indiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing strong support for Governor Mitch Daniels' request that the administration provide Public Assistance to five counties in southern Indiana impacted by the recent severe tornadoes and storms. Yesterday the governor asked that a Major Disaster Area Declaration be declared for Clark, Jefferson, Scott, Ripley and Washington counties.
In the letter, the members state, "After surveying the damage and consulting with state and local government officials, it is clear the recovery is beyond the combined capabilities and resources of the State of Indiana.
"Governor Daniels is requesting federal public assistance for Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, and Washington counties. These counties in particular need heightened assistance to cover the cost of debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, buildings, and utilities."
The full text of the letter follows:
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
We are writing to express our strong support for Governor Mitch Daniels’ request for federal public assistance for five counties in the State of Indiana that were especially devastated following the tornadoes and severe storms that hit Southern Indiana from February 29 to March 3, 2012.
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