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 1, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will join other recovery specialists at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) located in Lawrenceville, Monmouth and Quincy, announced FEMA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency today. The DRCs provide a one-stop opportunity for Illinois residents who sustained damage during the June 1 and continuing severe storms and flooding to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists to learn about the various assistance programs.
June 30, 2008
Springfield, Ill. -- In response to news reports of con artists in other Midwest states posing as officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other disaster assistance officials, FEMA is warning Illinois residents affected by flooding to be wary of fraud. People should be sure they are dealing with FEMA officials before providing any personal information. There is never a fee or charge for any FEMA service.
June 28, 2008
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Nearly 600 Illinois residents have already found out there are two easy ways to apply for federal disaster assistance - by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number or going online.
June 25, 2008
Springfield, Ill. -- A toll-free application telephone number and online registration is now operational for residents and business owners of 14 counties who suffered property damage or loss from the severe storms and flooding that began June 1 and continuing, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The counties designated for Individual Assistance include Adams, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Lake, Lawrence, Mercer, and Winnebago.?
June 24, 2008
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Illinois.
June 24, 2008
WASHINGTON ? The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Illinois to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 1, 2008 and continuing.