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

September 12, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Workshops on building techniques to make homes more resistant to storms and flooding will be held Sept. 13 - 22 in Freeport and Rockford. The workshops are sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers and relief agencies.
September 11, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, IL -- Disaster assistance of $831,000 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 10, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.
September 6, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Watch out for scam artists. That is the warning issued by officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 5, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have established Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Stephenson and Winnebago Counties for residents who suffered damages from recent severe storms and flooding. The DRCs will open Thursday, Sept. 6 at the following locations: Lincoln Mall 1255 W. Galena Ave. Freeport, IL  61032
September 4, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Community Relations (CR) teams of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are busy reaching out to Illinois residents in Stephenson and Winnebago Counties affected by the recent severe storms and flooding. CR teams are canvassing neighborhoods and spreading the word that disaster aid is available. They deliver vital disaster recovery information to storm victims as well as coordinate with county emergency managers and other local officials.

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