Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1747)

Incident period: January 7, 2008 to March 14, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 7, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 5, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Only one day remains for Iroquois and Livingston County residents to register for federal disaster assistance. The application period closes tomorrow, May 6, for homeowners, renters and business owners who had damage from the severe storms and flooding Jan. 7 through March 14. ?President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for the two Illinois counties on March 7 and the application period ends 60 days from that date.
May 2, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal disaster assistance totals for eligible Iroquois and Livingston County residents topped $8.3 million last night with just a few days left until the May 6 registration deadline.
April 25, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal officials have approved more than $8 million in grants and loans for Iroquois and Livingston county residents who had damage from the severe storms and flooding Jan. 7 through March 14. However, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) officials stress that less than two weeks remains to apply for assistance.
April 21, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois residents and business owners living in Iroquois and Livingston counties have only two weeks left to apply for federal disaster assistance.
April 18, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- With more than $7.8 million already approved in six weeks, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials still have some concerns. The window of opportunity is slowly but surely closing for Iroquois and Livingston county residents who had damage from the severe storms and flooding Jan. 7 through March 14.
April 11, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal officials have approved more than $6.5 million in disaster assistance grants and loans in the first five weeks after President Bush issued a disaster declaration for two Illinois counties. Iroquois and Livingston county residents who had damage from the severe storms and flooding Jan. 7 through March 14 could be eligible for disaster assistance, but they need to apply by the May 6 deadline to be considered.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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» Individual Assistance
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1747-DR (PDF 51KB)
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