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 8, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Disaster officials urge storm- and flood-affected residents to ask for and check the identification of any inspector, loss verifier, contractor or other personnel who may visit them to survey their damaged homes or businesses.
July 7, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Residents and business owners in Coles, Henderson, 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 a new state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) located in their counties.
July 7, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. The last thing those who were affected need is misinformation.
July 4, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In less than 10 days, more than $2.3 million in disaster assistance grants has been approved for Illinois residents who sustained damages and losses during the June 1 and continuing severe storms and flooding.
July 3, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- While many flood victims have already begun cleanup and repairs, some Illinois homeowners and renters are just now returning to their homes, and state and federal disaster officials are urging residents to use caution. Structural damage may have made the house unsafe; electricity and gas may pose a threat; and snakes, animals and insects may have taken up residence. Disaster recovery experts recommend a careful and systematic approach when returning to any area after a storm or flood:
July 3, 2008
News Release
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Nineteen counties were designated for additional assistance as part of Illinois' federal disaster declaration, four for Individual Assistance (IA) and 15 for all categories of Public Assistance (Infrastructure), according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).?

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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