Assistance and Resources for Natural Disasters

Report Damages

Please report all damages from severe weather events to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security by clicking here.  An accurate tally of damages is essential when determining eligibility for assistance from FEMA.

Disaster Loans

Indiana businesses and residents affected by the tornadoes and high winds on Aug. 24, 2016, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Michael R. Pence on Sept. 6, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers Howard County and the adjacent counties of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Miami and Tipton in Indiana.

SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

The Center is located in the following community and is open as indicated:

Howard County

United Way of Howard County
210 West Walnut Street
Kokomo, IN  46901

Opens: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
Days: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closing: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing

How to Help

American Red Cross of Indiana Region
The Salvation Army
United Way of Howard County


Clothing Assistance:
Clothing pantry at United Way of Howard County
United Way 211, 210 West Walnut Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Debris Removal:
Call 211
Infant Supplies:
Howard County - Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
115 West Mulberry Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Phone: (765) 454-5566 for hours and additional information
TARP Installation:
Call Howard County - Christian Ministries at (330) 473-9542 for additional information.