Disaster Outreach Centers to Open April 3 in Delaware and Randolph Counties

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Sites will connect residents with recovery options

By IDHS Office of Public Affairs—

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Small Business Administration will co-host Disaster Loan Outreach Centers for residents who were impacted by the March 14 tornadoes in Delaware and Randolph counties.

A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) is a specific location where residents who suffered damage from the storm can ask questions related to their recovery and receive one-on-one assistance connecting with relevant resources.

Locations have been established in Selma in Delaware County and Winchester in Randolph County, where much of the tornado damage occurred. Jefferson County residents should still contact 211 to report damages and needs.

Delaware County

Selma American Legion
315 S. Albany Street
Selma, IN 47383

*Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Randolph County

Randolph City Building
Suite 200
325 S. Oak Street
Winchester, IN 47394

Hours*: M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb previously issued a disaster declaration for Delaware, Jefferson and Randolph counties. Additionally, the U.S. SBA has conferred Indiana’s declaration and agreed to make their services available to residents in Delaware and Randolph counties, including low-interest loans for residences and businesses damaged by the storm.

Uninsured residents, or those denied benefits by the U.S. SBA, may then apply for benefits through the Indiana State Disaster Recovery Fund. IDHS officials on site will be able to walk those qualifying residents through the application process for the SDRF, which can provide up to $10,000 to address a variety of recovery needs.

Additionally, IDHS can connect residents with a variety of assisting resources and organizations such as Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Residents in those counties still in need of assistance can call 866-211-9966.

*Important notes on operating hours:

  • Wednesday, April 3, Noon-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6, Selma location is closed
  • Monday, April 8, both locations closed
  • Friday, April 19, both locations close at 2 p.m.
  • Both locations are closed on Sundays.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Established in 2005, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads the way to a safer and more secure Indiana. With jurisdictions involving emergency management, building code enforcement, as well as training and certification for first responders around the state, IDHS works to provide a safe, secure and resilient Indiana. For more information about IDHS, visit dhs.in.gov.