Red Cross: 900 Homes in Indiana Damaged by January Flooding

January 22, 2008

Flooding in Indiana earlier this month destroyed at least 184 homes and damaged as many as 700 others, the American Red Cross said Friday.

The relief agency said more than 100 other homes were still inaccessible because of high water.

“It certainly was surprising the number of homes that were impacted by this. … Some individuals lost everything,” said Ginger Kadlec, the agency’s interim development director.

Three people, including two children, died in the flooding last week when unseasonable temperatures fueled severe weather in the Midwest.

Indiana officials have not yet produced their own damage estimates. The state still has more assessments to conduct in the affected region before it makes any decisions on applying for federal aid, Pam Bright, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, said.

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