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May 19, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Only one week remains for Illinois residents and business owners to call and apply for state and federal assistance to replace losses from the March 11-13 severe storms and tornadoes, which struck central Illinois. The deadline to call and apply for disaster assistance is May 27, 2006. "We don't want anyone to miss out on the assistance they are entitled to," said Ron Sherman, FEMA's federal coordinating officer. "If you suffered damages as a result of the March 11-13 severe storms and tornadoes, please call and apply before the deadline."
May 15, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operating in the CWLP Building, located at 1450 Groth St. in Springfield, will close operations at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, federal and state officials announced today.
April 13, 2006
Disaster Federal Register Notice
April 13, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operating in the Ace Hardware, located at 1600 W. Wabash Ave in Springfield, will close operations at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 28, federal and state officials announced today. Those affected by the central Illinois severe storms and tornadoes, which struck March 11-13, who still have questions about assistance or still need to apply should call the toll-free application line 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585. The deadline to apply for assistance is May 27; therefore all those affected are encouraged to apply immediately.
April 13, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that public disaster assistance has been made available to Randolph County to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Illinois March 11-13.
April 13, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Many Illinois victims of the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred March 11-13 have registered with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance and, afterwards, received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Officials urge everyone who has received such an application to take time to fill it out and return it promptly.
April 11, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- To assist Illinois residents who suffered damage from the March 11-13 severe storms and tornadoes, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) announce the opening of an additional Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for Morgan and Greene counties. The DRC will be open April 13-16, and will be located at: EMS Building 130 State Highway 267 Murrayville, IL
April 11, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Misinformation and misconceptions may discourage eligible individuals from seeking disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 7, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State and federal disaster officials remind homeowners, renters, and businesses in Sangamon, Greene, and Morgan counties affected by the March 11-13 severe storms and tornados to apply for assistance simply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). “I want to clear up any confusion about the application process,” Ron Sherman, FEMA’s federal coordinating officer, said. “It’s a one-step, one call process that can be completed from the privacy of your home. You do not have to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to complete the application process.”
April 6, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance has been made available for residents and business owners in Greene and Morgan counties. The additional assistance will help residents and business owners recover from the effects of the severe storms and tornadoes, which struck Illinois March 11-13.

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