FEMA is granting Indiana's appeal to help pay for the expenses counties incurred during winter storms earlier this year.
Kokomo is unprotected by tornado sirens and has relied on emergency alert radios. The new system calls residents' cell phones.
Indiana residents and businesses in 19 counties can qualify for low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The governor is asking for assistance for Daviess, Fountain and Howard counties after tornadoes swept through the state in November.
Local and federal agencies are conducting additional damage assessments to determine whether the state can receive federal aid after last month's tornadoes.
Gov. Pence requested Howard County be classified as a federal disaster area after the Nov. 17 tornadoes, but FEMA denied that request yesterday.
Federal disaster relief could be on its way to Howard County in the wake of November’s devastating tornadoes.
The Howard County Commissioners have increased the distance wind turbines must be set back from houses and put a moratorium on new developments.
Howard County residents started to clear debris and fix parts of their homes Monday that were damaged by flood waters.
Such a move would remove exemptions from the ban currently enjoyed by bars and taverns.