FEMA denies plea for funding
COLUMBIA CITY — Three months after much of Indiana suffered the effects of a major snow storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on the area, state officials are now in a scramble to figure out how to pay for the losses.Indiana Department of Homeland Security officials announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied the state’s request for assistance.The January storm traumatized much of Indiana, leading to seven deaths and several crashes and slide-offs. Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson said local governments across the state requested more than $14.5 million in assistance. To read the rest of this story, see the April 3 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.