Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1722)

Incident period: August 7, 2007 to August 8, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 30, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 26, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. ? Monday is the last day for Illinois residents and business owners who were affected by the severe storms, tornados and flooding Aug. 7-8 to apply for disaster assistance, said officials at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
October 23, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Only one week remains for residents and business owners in the disaster declared counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug. 7- 8 to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is October 29. The eligible counties are Stephenson and Winnebago.
October 16, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Illinois residents and business owners in disaster-declared Stephenson and Winnebago counties who sustained damage during severe storms and flooding Aug. 7 and 8, have only two weeks left to register for disaster assistance, said officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
September 28, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Illinois residents and business owners in disaster-declared Stephenson and Winnebago counties who sustained damage during severe storms and flooding Aug. 7 and 8, have only one month to register for disaster assistance, said officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
September 25, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Disaster assistance of over $1.6 million has been approved for Stephenson and Winnebago County residents, according to officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).? Illinois businesses, families and individuals who suffered damages from the Aug. 7-8, severe storms and flooding in disaster-declared counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance funding and low interest SBA loans.
September 21, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Before considering new construction and repairs of flood-damaged property, Illinois residents are urged to consult local building officials to obtain the necessary permits. "Obtaining building permits is especially important for those with homes or businesses located within a FEMA mapped floodplain," said Andrew Velasquez III, Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Velasquez reminds citizens rebuilding after recent floods that building permits are based on local codes and ordinances that are enforced locally, not by FEMA.

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