Regional
9:22 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

FEMA To Reimburse Vanderburgh County For Some Winter Storm Repairs

Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Credit Emil Moffatt

Vanderburgh County has been approved to receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover some damage sustained during a brutal winter storm January 5-9.  

Vanderburgh County Emergency Management Director Cliff Weaver says much of the damage came to the water grid in-and-around Evansville. 

“We had hundreds of water mains break,” said Weaver.  “So you can imagine the labor and materials over time – plus the loss of the water.  It was a very unusual situation.” 

Weaver says the total damage amounts to $1.3 million dollars.  He says about half of that is eligible to be covered by the FEMA grant.  A total of 28 Indiana counties have been approved to receive the grants.