KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) - Weeks after historic flooding, local officials say the region including Kokomo and Tipton does not qualify for federal disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
But a local company stepped forward Thursday to help. Chrysler donated $50,000 for flood relief. Half will go toward flood victims in Howard County and half will go to Tipton County.
Howard County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Smith said homeowners, business owners and renters may still be eligible for federal clean-up loans and grants, as well.
They may also still be eligible for state aid.
Hundreds of homes were damaged by April flooding - most of them in Howard, Madison and Tipton counties.
Louise Brumfield's house in Kokomo was one of the most heavily damaged. She rents it to tenants but said cleaning it up and making it livable again will cost thousands. Brumfield said they had no flood insurance.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
The Washington Police Department responded Friday around 2 a.m. to a complaint of a male subject being shot. The incident happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington near Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.