A report shows the number of tornadoes in Indiana merits the state's inclusion in "tornado alley."
Most of the tornado debris has been picked up and now rebuilding is starting in Southern Indiana.
Governor Mitch Daniels was notified Thursday night that five Indiana counties hit hard by storms in February and March, would receive federal assistance.
Notebooks and paper will come in handy when Henryville elementary, junior high, and high school students finally go back to class in early April.
Tornado victims have until May 31 to file their tax returns.
Meteorologists say the setup is similar to the system that fueled at least 20 tornadoes Wednesday in the Midwest.
In 2011 more than three times the average yearly total of tornadoes hit Indiana.
It can take months for FEMA to approval assistance for individual disaster areas.
The most powerful was an EF-3 that touched down near Bedford.
Hoy said he'd like to see legislation go a step further, and require radios to be hardwired into new trailers and traditional homes alike.