Illinois Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1633)

Incident period: March 11, 2006 to March 13, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 28, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
April 5, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If you were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that struck Illinois March 11-13, you should be aware that some unscrupulous people might try to take advantage of you. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns Illinois storm victims today of fraudulent schemes that may occur in disaster-affected areas.
April 1, 2006
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- To help meet the ongoing needs of those who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes, which struck March 11-13, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce that two Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Springfield on Tuesday, April 4. The centers provide a single location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery specialists.
March 29, 2006
News Release
Springfield, Ill. -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the tornadoes and storms between March 11 and 13, 2006.

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