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

July 29, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Residents and business owners in Hancock County who suffered losses or damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding which began June 1 can meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists at a new state/federal Disaster Recovery Center located in their county. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other disaster recovery specialists will be available to meet with disaster victims to answer questions and provide recovery information.
July 28, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents in disaster-declared counties whose wells or septic systems were damaged as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began June 1, 2008, may be eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to complete necessary repairs.
July 26, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In a continuing effort to provide up-to-date information to those affected by the Illinois severe storms and flooding that began June 1, the people of the Federal Emergency Management Agency have added an "Automated Status Update" function to its registration/Helpline.
July 25, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- More than $7.2 million in federal disaster assistance grants and loans has been approved so far by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Illinois residents who suffered damages and losses during the severe storms and flooding that began June 1. To date, 2,548 homeowners and renters from the 18 designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
July 24, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents located in the 18 disaster-designated counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding, which began June 1, have only one month left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for possible federal disaster assistance. July 25 marks the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. It's important that those who may need to register for disaster assistance do so as soon as possible. Registrations cannot be accepted after the August 25, 2008 deadline.
July 24, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Federal and state officials announced today that six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC/MDRC) will close within the next two weeks. Officials cited the reduced level of activity as the reason for closing the DRC/MDRCs.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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