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 19, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State and federal disaster officials will hold four more briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in seven counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the June 1 and continuing severe storms and flooding. The briefings will be held at the following locations, dates and times, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
July 17, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Residents and business owners in Calhoun and Rock Island counties who suffered losses or damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding on June 1 and continuing can meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists at new state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in their counties.
July 17, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) officials have announced today that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) throughout the state of Illinois will be closed Sundays, beginning July 20. Hours for Monday through Saturday will remain 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The schedule will remain in effect until further notice.
July 17, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- For individuals who experienced losses in the June 1 and continuing severe storms and flooding, there are two important steps to be considered for federal help:
July 16, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Seven more Illinois counties were designated for Public Assistance (PA) today, bringing the total number of designated counties for PA to 22, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) officials. The newly designated counties are Lake, Madison, Mercer, Monroe, Randolph, Rock Island and St. Clair.
July 15, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Mold is an ever-present problem following storm flooding and can be a significant health risk if care is not taken, warn officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). They urge residents and owners of flooded property to take action now to identify mold and take steps to clean it up and not wait until inspectors arrive.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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