Tornado recovery center opens in So. Indiana town


Indiana state agencies will offer unemployment applications, food stamps, counseling and other services to southern Indiana storm victims at a "one-stop shop" in the tornado-ravaged Ripley County town of Holton.

The state was set to run the center from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Holton Community Center. Federal Emergency Management Agency workers will be at the center to help victims apply for disaster relief.

The American Red Cross also will offer basic necessities and essential items there. Among other services offered there will be tetanus shots, disaster recovery information and replacement of driver's licenses, license plates, vehicle titles and registrations.

President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster area in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties because of damage from tornadoes that hit March 2.

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