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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 6, 2002
News Release
Springfield, IL -- Disaster assistance for 33 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. The counties are: Alexander, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Union, Wabash and Wayne.
June 6, 2002
News Release
Springfield, IL -- Residents of 30 southern Illinois counties who were unemployed as a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have until June 24 to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits, state and federal recovery officials said today.
June 5, 2002
News Release
Springfield, IL -- Two weeks after President Bush declared a major disaster in Illinois, more than $1.6 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for nearly half of the 1,326 Illinois residents who have called to apply for assistance. Residents in a total 68 counties throughout central and southern Illinois may be eligible for disaster assistance.
May 30, 2002
News Release
Springfield, IL -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Illinois residents following recent storms, tornadoes, and flooding, which began April 21 and continued until May 23. This is an update of their activities to date:
May 30, 2002
News Release
Springfield, IL -- Disaster assistance for 38 additional counties has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Illinois, which began April 21 and continued until May 23, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 27, 2002
News Release
Springfield, Il -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Illinois disaster victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are opening four Disaster Recovery Centers on Wednesday, May 29, in Fairview Heights, Mt. Vernon, Marion and Dongola.

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