INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State and local governments in 32 Indiana counties have been approved for public aid to help cover the cost of cleaning up from a round of severe storms that brought tornados and flooding to Indiana starting April 19.
Two Indiana counties, including Clay County, were denied public aid.
The state applied for aid for 34 counties. Lawrence County also did not receive aid.
The aid for local governments can cover 75 percent of the cost of debris removal, disaster services and infrastructure repairs in Benton, Clark, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Dubois, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Knox, Martin, Monroe, Ohio, Orange, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Scott, Spencer, Starke, Sullivan, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington counties.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still reviewing Indiana's request for 11 counties for individual assistance, which helps citizens and businesses.