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November 19, 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. 20-31 to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is November 26. The eligible counties are DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle, Lake and Will.
November 13, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Illinois residents and business owners in disaster-declared DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle, Lake and Will counties who sustained damage during severe storms and flooding Aug. 20-31 have less than two weeks left to register for disaster assistance, said officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
November 10, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- With most eligible individuals already registered for assistance, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reduced the hours that operators will be available for telephone registration. As of Monday, November 5, the toll-free number will be staffed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CDT. The registration number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing-and speech-impaired residents may call TTY 1-800-462-7585. Individuals may also register at www.fema.gov 24 hours a day.
November 9, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. ? With winter rapidly approaching, every family should be prepared to face another season of destructive cold, storms and flooding. Every home should have a Disaster Supply Kit that includes a weather radio. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) urge all Illinois residents to act now to assemble their family's emergency supplies before the start of the winter storm season.
November 8, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Tax relief for Illinois taxpayers affected by the August 20-31 storms has been announced by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for people in the declared disaster area in DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Lake, LaSalle, and Will counties, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Deadlines for affected taxpayers to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts that occured between the dates of Aug. 20, 2007 and Nov. 26, 2007, have been postponed to Nov. 26, 2007, the IRS said.
November 6, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. ? Homeowners, renters, and business owners who suffered damages from the August 20-31 storms and flooding have less than three weeks to register for disaster recovery assistance. Monday, November 26 is the last day to register.
November 2, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- When the next flood or other disaster strikes, getting your company back to business quickly may depend on emergency planning done today. "Planning for disasters, natural or manmade, will help protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival," said Tony Russell, Federal Coordinating Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 1, 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). Unfortunately in disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," said IEMA Director Andrew Velasquez, III. "People should be especially alert for solicitors who promise to speed up the insurance or buildings permit process and those who ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full."
October 31, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. ? As cleanup and recovery continues following the severe storms and flooding that struck Illinois Aug. 20-31, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take measures to prevent the damage from happening again.
October 30, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- More than $3.8 million in disaster assistance has been approved in the five weeks since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for six Illinois counties 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. 20-31 severe storms and flooding are eligible to apply for disaster assistance funding and low interest loans.

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