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

March 27, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Livingston and Iroquois counties will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4. Next week is the last opportunity to meet in person with numerous representatives from state, federal, and voluntary agencies and ask questions about the disaster recovery process.
March 26, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Residents of Iroquois and Livingston Counties who registered for federal assistance should expect a letter in the mail informing them of the status of their application. If the letter describes the need for more information, the applicant should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as soon as possible.
March 25, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Popular yet incorrect notions about the National Flood Insurance Program can lead homeowners and businesses to avoid this easy and important safeguard. Here are some truths about National Flood Insurance that can help residents prepare for floods.
March 24, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Various forms of disaster tax relief may be available to residents and business in Iroquois and Livingston counties. Those who suffered losses in the severe storms and flooding between January 7 and March 14 can elect to deduct those losses on their tax returns for 2007 rather than wait to deduct the losses on their 2008 returns.
March 21, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- More than $2.7 million in grant assistance has been approved to date in recovery from the severe storms and flooding from January 7 through March 14, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Association (IEMA). The deadline to apply for disaster assistance is May 6. Disaster recovery efforts through March 20th include:
March 19, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- If your home was affected by the recent flooding it may be harboring mold. Mold can be a significant problem after flooding and proper cleanup is critical to ensure that it does not affect you or your family's health.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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