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
May 12, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Joliet will close at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshop on Monday, at the same location. SBA representatives will remain at this workshop to provide assistance with low-interest loan applications for homeowners, renters, and business owners affected by the severe April storms and tornadoes.
May 7, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- A total of $650,870 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 6:
May 7, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. -- Disaster assistance for LaSalle and Putnam Counties has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the April tornadoes and severe storms, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 4, 2004
Granville Disaster Recovery Center Changes Name And Hours; But Disaster Assistance Services Still Available
OTTAWA, Ill. -? Tornado victims will notice little change at the American Legion Hall in Granville except the name, when the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opens a workshop on Monday to replace the Disaster Recovery Center. The center will continue to operate 10 a.m..to 7 p.m. through Saturday, May 8.
May 3, 2004
OTTAWA, Ill. - Illinois residents who are repairing or rebuilding from recent severe storms and tornadoes are facing many choices - and opportunities - regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together.
April 30, 2004
Note to Editors: Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Illinois residents following the recent severe storms and tornadoes. They need simple, easy to understand information, which answers their most basic questions. Understanding the steps of the federal/state recovery process can help people reduce the confusion brought on by disaster, sort out the information available, and make the decisions required to begin rebuilding lives.