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 15, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois homeowners and renters who received a determination letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may need to provide insurance information or additional documentation to continue the assistance process, according to state and federal officials.
July 14, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- To date, nearly 2,000 Illinois residents have applied for disaster assistance and more than $4 million in disaster funds have been approved for eligible Illinois residents. Now, officials want to make sure no one is overlooked.
July 11, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- More than $3.6 million in federal disaster assistance grants has been approved so far by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Illinois residents who suffered damages and losses during the June 1 and continuing severe storms and flooding. To date, 1,916 homeowners and renters from the designated counties have applied for disaster assistance.
July 10, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Residents located in Illinois' 18 disaster-declared counties who are out of work as a direct result of the severe storms and flood of June 1 and continuing may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program is administered by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). On July 1, 2008, 14 counties were designated for DUA. They are: Adams, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper,
July 10, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Residents and business owners in Rock Island and Mercer 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 Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRC) located in East Moline and Keithsburg.
July 9, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State and federal disaster officials will hold five briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 15 counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent 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.