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.
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