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
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
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
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
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
FEMA and IEMA to Open Disaster Recovery Centers in Springfield on Tuesday to Serve Illinois Storm Victims
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Illinois to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms and tornadoes during the period of March 11-13, 2006. Acting Director of FEMA R. David Paulison said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Sangamon County.