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Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1416)

Incident period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 21, 2002


June 28, 2002 - News Release

Springfield, IL -- The total of disaster assistance has topped $10.3 million for approved grants and low-interest loans to many of the 3,419 Illinois residents who have already called to apply. According to figures released by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the close of business on June 27, the following numbers of people have applied for or received assistance:

June 21, 2002 - News Release

Springfield, IL -- Just one month after President Bush authorized a major disaster declaration for Illinois, more than $7.8 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for more than half of the 3,000 Illinois residents who have called to apply for assistance. Homeowners, renters and business owners in a total of 68 counties throughout central and southern Illinois may be eligible for individual assistance and 33 of those counties are also eligible for infrastructure assistance to local governments.

June 21, 2002 - News Release

Springfield, IL -- Disaster assistance for Adams, Effingham, Fayette, Hancock and Richland Counties has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and floods in Illinois, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $15,595,158.21 $3,410,971.44 $12,179,540.99
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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