Floods

Indiana Receives Federal Declaration for Disaster Relief 

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EDT) seven days a week until further notice.

FEMA employees will be assigned to Indiana in the coming days, allowing local, state and federal officials to work closely together. These resources will help to identify individuals and government agencies that fall under the declaration parameters for assistance. The Small Business Association (SBA) also has dispatched a team to Indiana to help business owners recover.

 Counties that qualify for Individual Assistance include: Carroll, Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall and St. Joseph.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Donate Now to Flood Victims in our County

When you are on the donate page-make sure to specify you are donating for the FLOOD.

100% of all proceeds will be used to help the flood victims in our County.

100% of all donations are tax deductible



disaster

Clean Up Information

ALL VOLUNTEERS & FLOOD VICTIMS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE TETANUS SHOT PROVIDED BY JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Pop-up Locations will be determined at a later date or you can contact the Health Department at 812-273-1942.

Jefferson County Recycle Center

Once the Damage Assessment team comes to assess your property (approximately scheduled to begin Sunday, March 4th) someone on the team will hand a Disposal Guidelines flyer explaining what items the Recylce Center will accept. By taking your flyer with you to the Recycle Center, the Recycle Center will waive all fees on electronics and refrigerant bearing items that were destroyed due to the flood. You must take this flyer with you to get your fees waived! 

Items to take to the Recycle Center

  • Televisions, Computers & Accessories
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Window AC Units
  • Cleaning Chemicals, Paints & Stains
  • Herbicides & Pesticides
  • Flammable Items & Acids
  • Fluorescent Bulbs

Jefferson County Recycle Center
6556 N. Shun Pike Road #534 (inside Jefferson Proving Grounds)
Madison, IN 47250
812.574.4080
Recycling Center: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-3:00pm and on the Second and Fourth Sat. from 8:00am-Noon

Volunteers

The Salvation Army and The Red Cross are coordinating all volunteer programs. If your organization would like to volunteer, organize your own group with names of each member and call the Salvation Army at 812-265-2157.



Important Documents

What Should I Do if I Am a Victim of a Flood?

Get to higher ground.

  • Evacuate if flooding is possible.
  • Have alternate escape routes in case one is blocked.
  • Take pets with you if you evacuate. However, many shelters usually do not allow pets inside due to sanitary conditions so plan accordingly.
  • Do not try and drive through water. As little as 2 feet can wash away most vehicles, and just a few inches can stall a vehicle or wash away the roadway.
  • Do not try to cross moving water on foot. As little as a few inches can knock an adult off their feet.
  • Monitor TV, radio and social media to find out what actions to take next.