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
April 10, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Free crisis counseling is available to Iroquois and Livingston County residents who suffer from stress, anxiety or depression due to the severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Individuals and families from both counties who need help should call the Institute for Human Resources at (815) 844-6109 for a confidential appointment.
April 8, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- In every disaster there may be some applicants who need more assistance than state and federal programs can provide. Volunteers, working through two county Long-Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs), are ready to help Iroquois and Livingston County families put their lives back together piece by piece.
April 7, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Now that only one month remains for Iroquois and Livingston County residents to apply for disaster assistance, officials want to make sure no one is overlooked.
April 4, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal officials have approved more than $5.3 million in disaster assistance grants and loans in the first four weeks after President Bush issued a disaster declaration for two Illinois counties. "The federal, state and local officials have been working together to meet the needs of area residents," said Federal Coordinating Officer Larry Sommers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "But, we're not done yet. We will continue to work hard to meet the needs of those who were affected."
April 2, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Pontiac and the Watseka Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close Friday, April 4 and will reopen Saturday, April 5 as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs), federal and state disaster officials announced today.
April 1, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Flooding from severe storms earlier this year - leading to a presidential disaster declaration for Iroquois and Livingston counties - is but the latest in a long history of destructive deluges in Illinois. "Both the history of flooding in this state and the many floods we are seeing recently in other parts of the country are reminders that flooding is a serious risk to Illinois citizens and the economy," said Federal Coordinating Officer Larry Sommers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).