Gov. Holcomb Declares Disaster Emergency for Four Additional Counties, 35 Total Included

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today added four counties to the disaster emergency he declared Feb. 24, Feb. 26, Feb. 27, March 2 and March 7 in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall.  

The governor signed a new executive order today to include Gibson, LaGrange, Vanderburgh and Vermillion counties—in addition to LaPorte, Noble, Posey, Wabash, Warren, Jackson, Kosciusko, Newton, Porter, Harrison, Jasper, Ohio, Pulaski, Benton, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Jefferson, Spencer, Warrick, Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White counties—making 35 total counties covered by this disaster emergency declaration so far.  

The disaster declaration means the state Department of Homeland Security can take necessary actions to provide expanded emergency services and is a step the state is required to take to request assistance from the federal government. 

To report weather-related damage, please contact http://bit.ly/2018rainfall.  

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