Illinois Flooding (DR-1368)
Incident period: April 18, 2001 to May 29, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 9, 2001
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 30, 2001
Rock Island, IL -- Flood victims in disaster-declared Illinois counties do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amounts available for their neighbors. "Don't hesitate to apply for the assistance you may need," Federal Coordinating Officer Robert Colangelo urged. "The federal government has allocated sufficient funds for grants to all those in the affected flood-damaged areas who have eligible losses."
May 15, 2001
Chicago, IL -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the flooding that began on April 18. Even if residents have already registered with the Red Cross, Salvation Army or another voluntary agency or have reported damage to local officials, they need to apply for the state and federal assistance now available by calling FEMA's toll-free number.
May 10, 2001
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that federal disaster aid has been made available for flood-stricken families and businesses in western Illinois under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action after a review of the agency's analysis of damage data gathered by federal and state survey teams. The declaration covers damage to private property from flooding that began April 18.