Agency denies emergency request over beach erosion

AP file photoWidespread Lake Michigan shoreline erosion reaches Dune Lane and approaches homes in Stevensville, Mich. High water levels and storms have eroded the Lake Michigan shoreline in Indiana as well. 

OGDEN DUNES (AP) — An Indiana state agency declined to declare an emergency at Lake Michigan beaches eroded by high water levels and a series of storms, saying there isn’t enough damage to public resources to warrant the use of federal disaster funds.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security concluded this week that the damage to the shoreline in Porter and LaPorte counties isn’t severe enough for the state to request financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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