---- — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Indiana’s appeal for federal assistance from severe storms, high winds and tornadoes that hit the state Nov. 17.
Denied were Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant, Howard and Tippecanoe counties, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
Indiana first filed for federal assistance for Howard County on Dec. 4. FEMA denied that request on Dec. 11. On Dec. 23, Indiana appealed that decision, adding Boone, Daviess, Fountain, Grant and Tippecanoe counties.