Resources for Indiana storm victims

Resources for Indiana storm victims

Resources for Indiana storm victims


by WHAS11

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 6 at 3:16 PM

(WHAS11) -- Information for Indiana tornado victims seeking assistance:

Where homeowners should report damages:

Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather that began Thursday, March 1, are being asked to report damage online by visiting and clicking on “Citizen Damage Reports for March Severe Weather” in the middle of the page under “Topics of the Day.” This is NOT an application for any assistance program, but a way to help local emergency managers to assess storm damage progress.

Volunteer assistance for homeowners:

The Volunteer Reception Center has begun canvassing property-to property to record needs for volunteer assistance for homeowners and renters. Official volunteers will have proper credentials—survivors are encouraged to be cautious and ask to see credentials. Homeowners needing help from Volunteers should call 211.

Town hall meetings:

Clark County Commissioners began a series of public town hall-type meetings. The first was Monday at the Henryville Community Church.  A second meeting will take place for Daisy Hill residents on Thursday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m.  The town hall meeting will take place at the Daisy Hill United Methodist Church located at 22803 Dan Gray Road in Borden, IN. 

Boil Advisory:

Henryville’s water system is under a DO NOT DRINK advisory while Indiana Department of Environmental Management teams are inspecting public water systems.
Internet, power and cell phone services
Verizon has deployed a wireless emergency communications center to allow citizens to charge cell phones, use phones to make calls and access the Internet to obtain emails.  The center is located at Hills Auto and Truck parking lot on SR 160 in Henryville, which is located just west of Ferguson St. 
The Sprint-Nextel COW (Cellular on Wheels) is located in the parking lot at 301 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville.  The actual GPS location is N 38-32.325 and W 085-46.073. 
A Duracell Batteries truck began operations at 8 a.m. Monday morning at the Methodist Church in Henryville. The vehicle offers batteries, a means of charging cell phones and computers, free WiFi, some computers for accessing email, and satellite TV for relaxation.

Child care services:

YMCA Child Development Center Kids Square is offering free child care starting Monday morning to affected families.  Location is 819 Short Street, Charlestown, IN.  For more information (812) 256-2005.

Road closings:

-- State Road 62 near Friendship at the Ripley/Dearborn County is closed
-- State Road 160 EB (Clark County) west of Henryville at I-65 is open to local traffic only
-- U.S. 31 from S.R. 356 (Scott Co.) to S.R. 403 (Clark Co.) is closed


American Legion
209 S. Main Street
Salem, IN
Charlestown High School
1 Pirate Place
Charlestown, IN
Chelsea Church of God 
6231 S. State Road 62
Lexington, IN 47138

Holton Community Center
50 East and West
Holton, IN


The Clark County curfew applies only to areas affected by the tornado. Towns under the 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew include:  Nabb, Henryville and Marysville. Overnight travel is restricted to emergency and public safety personnel.

Disposal services:

The Standard Fertilizer Company will dispose of dead livestock carcasses without charge.  Call (800) 742-9761 or (812) 663-8391 for pick-up. 

General health services-crisis counseling:

Twenty mental health professionals in five teams from Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions with Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) have been deployed to provide assistance to those impacted by the storms. These teams will be wandering through the counties of Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, and Washington counties.  Crisis counseling line is toll free: 1-866-679-4631. Individuals can receive counseling by phone or referrals for services.

General health services-tetanus shots:

Clark County Health Dept. “Heart to Heart” trailer, located in the  parking lot of Clark Memorial Health Center, is offering tetanus shots free of charge for public or volunteers. Available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday (3/5) and Tuesday (3/6), then will reassess future needs.

Washington County is offering tetanus shots at the local health department in Salem located at 806 Martinsburg Road from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  People who think they need a shot should call (812/883-5603) in advance so staff can determine the need to get a new one.   Tetanus shots are also available starting Wednesday at the Sellersburg IVY Tech campus.