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 17, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Residents in the Illinois counties of Livingston and Iroquois who have been unable to work or lost their jobs or businesses as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began January 7th are eligible to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). This assistance is available to individuals through the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 15, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warn residents in the disaster areas to watch for fraud. It is an unpleasant reality that disaster recovery efforts can bring out scam artists, price gougers and dishonest operators who try to capitalize on the misfortunes of others.
March 14, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- In the first week more than $1.5 million in grant assistance has been approved to date by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they continue to assist the Illinois Emergency Management Association (IEMA) in the recovery from the severe storms and flooding from January 7 and continuing. President Bush issued the major disaster declaration on March 7. Disaster recovery efforts through March 13th include:
March 13, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of Disaster Recovery Centers in Livingston and Iroquois counties tomorrow, Friday, March 14. The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open daily from 9 a. m. to 7 p. m. (CST) until March 22 when the schedule changes to Mondays through Saturdays until further notice. The following DRCs will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 14:
March 11, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a toll-free application telephone number is available for Illinois residents in Iroquois and Livingston counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began Jan. 7, 2008.
March 10, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Community Relations specialists are reaching out to residents of Iroquois and Livingston counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Jan. 7, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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