Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1800)

Incident period: September 13, 2008 to October 5, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 20, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials extended the registration period for people in nine Illinois counties who were affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 13 and Oct. 5. The deadline to register for federal assistance is now Dec. 16 for renters, homeowners and businesses in Cook, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle, Peoria, Will and Woodford counties.
November 18, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated nine Illinois counties as eligible for federal assistance to help pay for emergency services and repair or replacement of facilities and infrastructure damaged by September flooding.
November 17, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- For victims of September flooding in Illinois, time is running out to register for federal assistance, say officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The deadline is Dec. 2, only two weeks away. "If you have now, or think in the future you could have, any uninsured losses caused by the September floods, you may be eligible for federal funds to help with recovery expenses," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "We urge you to register with FEMA before it is too late."
November 14, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Six weeks after a federal disaster declaration due to storms and flooding in September, more than 19,000 individuals and households in Illinois have been approved to receive $45,240,155 in federal assistance. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the latest figures today.
November 13, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO?Residents of Peoria County, Ill., are now eligible to apply for federal assistance to help them recover from uninsured losses caused by the flooding and severe storms in September.
November 12, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- If you live in a flood plain, you are highly vulnerable to flood damage and to experiencing more than one flood. But even if you don't live in a flood plain, you still have a flooding risk, such as when more rain falls than the ground can absorb. Both conditions caused severe flooding in Illinois several times in 2008.

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