Illinois Severe Storms and Flash Flooding (DR-1278)
Incident period: May 16, 1999 to May 17, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 28, 1999
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May 28, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Illinois today to supplement the recovery needs of flood-stricken residents and communities in Jo Daviess County, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms and flash flooding that struck the area May 16-17.