Indiana, US to open southern Indiana disaster recovery center


State and federal agencies will open a disaster recovery center in southern Indiana to get aid to people after damage from recent tornadoes and other storms.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says the center will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Ivy Tech campus near Exit 9 off Interstate 65 along Indiana Route 311.

It will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until further notice. The state has operated a "one-stop shop" for various services at the same location since last Wednesday.

The agency says the staff of the recovery center can answer questions about registering for disaster assistance and hazard mitigation, disaster loan applications and other help.

President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster area in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties.

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