Indiana – How NOT to do recovery
Millions intended for natural disaster relief instead spent on technology and industrial parks. A second article on the same topic is here: Disaster Aid Spending Analyzed. July 23.
The focus of this article is on economic development projects that had little or nothing to do with the damage done by a disaster. If someone from Indiana wants to provide additional details or another perspective, please contact me.
ADDENDUM: It appears that federal funds for economic development were spent without regard for the local flood exposure and risk. Since the community did not get a disaster declaration, it is not out of compliance with the mitigation requirements of a declaration.