State seeks storm damage reports

Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather on Nov. 17 can report damage online at myoracle.in.gov/hs/damage/ia-public.do?method=activeincidentId=IA20131118083856, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has announced.

A link to the form is also available on the IDHS website at in.gov/dhs. In the middle of the page under "Featured Topics," click on "Report Damage from Severe Weather - November 17."

Individuals will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number and type of damage the property sustained. Losses can include structural damage to homes and loss of personal property.

Web access is available at many libraries, religious institutions, community centers or other public facilities for those without Internet access. Individuals may also contact their county emergency management agency to report damage.

Information will be used to help local emergency management agencies and the IDHS preliminarily assess damage to determine if federal assistance can be pursued.