Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1771)

Incident period: June 1, 2008 to July 22, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 24, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 12, 2008
News Release
HENDERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- In June 2008 residents in 18 counties suffered flood related losses. While some homeowners began tearing down homes vowing never to re-build in a local retirement community, Bill and Karen Opel will continue to enjoy the quiet life, free from the hustle and bustle of the big city, due to mitigation measures employed during construction of their home.
August 11, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The State of Illinois and the Federal Emergency Management Agency held an open house for the media on Monday, August 11 at the Disaster Mobile Home Staging Center in Springfield. Speakers for the event were Michael Chamness, chair of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, on behalf of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Landry.
August 9, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Assistance provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individuals and Households Program (IHP) should be used according to specific program guidelines. Federal and state officials urge recipients to exercise caution when using these funds.
August 8, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The last Disaster Recovery Center closed today at 4:00 p.m. However, on Monday, August 11 that center reopens and transitions to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center where SBA specialists will remain to assist applicants. It's located at Michelsen's Office Furniture, 8020 North 2nd Street in Machesney Park.
August 7, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants Illinois disaster victims to know they can now go online to file an application for a low-interest loan to help recover from their damages sustained during the severe storms and flooding from June 1 to July 22.
August 6, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. ?-- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency want to help Illinois residents who sustained damages and losses from the severe storms and flooding from June 1 to July 22 recover the costs of certain serious and necessary expenses related to that disaster. Uninsured or under-insured residents of the 18 Illinois counties designated for federal and state individual assistance may be eligible to receive help from FEMA's Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1771-DR (PDF 37KB)
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