A bill in an Indiana conference committee would raise fees on calls made to 911 from cell phones and land lines.
The law would redirect cash from long-term infrastructure funding to short-term relief.
Some members of the Indiana University community are raising concerns about the ability of emergency services personnel to respond to calls from campus.
Emergency response teams have tried to increase the speed and coordination of their disaster response efforts in response to threats like 9/11.
The Indiana Red Cross is expected to spend three weeks on the coast, and Duke plans to have its crews stay about two weeks.
It can take months for FEMA to approval assistance for individual disaster areas.
An emergency shelter is now open at the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
Now that flood waters have begun to recede, the state can begin assessing the damage.
The event is held each year to encourage students to think before drinking and driving.
Witness testimony has begun in the case of Michael Griffin.