Illinois Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1513)
Incident period: April 20, 2004 to April 23, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 23, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 16, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Less than one week remains for individuals and business owners in the four Illinois counties designated for individual assistance to call and apply for state and federal aid to replace losses from the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred April 20 through April 23. The deadline to call and apply for disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 22. The eligible counties include Kankakee, LaSalle, Putnam and Will.
June 8, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Only two weeks remain for those who have yet to apply for federal and state disaster assistance. "We will continue to process existing assistance applications, but the deadline to call and apply is Wednesday, June 22," Lee Champagne, federal coordinating officer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said.
May 28, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Less than one month remains for residents in Kankakee, LaSalle, Putnam and Will Counties who suffered damages from the April 20-23 tornadoes and severe storms to call and apply for assistance, state and federal disaster officials said today. The deadline to call and apply is Tuesday, June 22.
May 25, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -? The Disaster Recovery Center in Utica will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop at the same location on Tuesday, June 1, following the Memorial Day weekend.
May 19, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Almost a month has passed since tornadoes caused a path of destruction through North Central Illinois. Since President Bush issued a disaster declaration on April 23, more than $2.4 million has been approved to assist in the recovery of those affected by last month's devastating storms.
May 14, 2004
OTTAWA, IL – More than $1.5 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved for disaster assistance in Illinois since the Presidential declaration of April 23, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The following is an update of recovery activities as of close of business Thursday, May 13: