Nine more counties get FEMA help for winter storm

(WISH Photo/ Ron Nakasone)
(WISH Photo/ Ron Nakasone)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis and some surrounding counties have been added to the list of areas able to get federal assistance from a winter storm in January, after a successful appeal to the Federal Emergency Manage Agency.

FEMA added Blackford, Clinton, Fulton, Hamilton, Johnson, LaGrance, Marion, Montgomery and Vanderburgh counties. In all, 28 Indiana counties will receive FEMA assistance for the winter storm.

Most of the FEMA help will come in the form of helping to repair roads, bridges and equipment. It also helps utilities and the removal of debris.

Many counties will also get help with snow removal costs.

Mayor Greg Ballard thanked Governor Pence and FEMA for approving the request. The money will help us repair some of the damage caused by the winter storms. The City-County Council still needs to approve the Rebuild Indy plan to better streets, sidewalks and parks across the city.

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