Illinois Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1633)
Incident period: March 11, 2006 to March 13, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 28, 2006
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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.