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
May 23, 2002
Washington, DC -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the recent series of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck the southern end of the state beginning April 21, 2002. Even if resident 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 21, 2002
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Illinois to help families and businesses recover from the effects of a recent series of severe storms that struck the southern end of state.