INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's two U.S. senators are lobbying the Obama administration for emergency aid for businesses and residents in southern Indiana.
Senators Dan Coats and Richard Lugar sent President Barack Obama a letter Monday seeking aid for victims severe flooding in 11 counties.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state's request for aid covering flooding through June 6. Gov. Mitch Daniels appealed that decision last week.
Coats and Lugar write in their letter that the counties hit by flooding have a disproportionate number of poor and elderly residents.
Storms caused severe flooding in southern Indiana starting in April. FEMA approved federal aid for local governments in the area but has denied aid for individuals.