The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again turned down a request for assistance to southern and central Indiana residents affected by severe storms in August.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that FEMA officials had denied an appeal of the agency's previous decision. Gov. Mitch Daniels appealed the decision last month, including additional damage reports from residents.

The federal disaster aid would have been for areas hit by storms August 4th through 9th, some of which dumped up to ten inches of rain in some locations.

Individual disaster aid was sought for residents of Brown, Clark, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Marion, Ripley and Rush counties. Aid was requested to local governments in Brown, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Owen, Parke, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.