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 10, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Federal and state officials have three messages they wish to deliver urgently to anyone with losses caused by September's flooding and storms in the eight counties eligible for federal disaster assistance:
November 5, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $9.2 million to help Illinois pay some of the costs incurred as a result of flooding on the Mississippi River last summer that breached or threatened to breach a number of levees. "These levees provide agriculture and communities with critical protection from flooding," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "As the result of a federal disaster declaration, FEMA is able to provide the helping hand of federal assistance to Illinois drainage and levee districts."
November 3, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill.?-- An Illinois Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) next week. The DRC will close Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The DLOC opens Monday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), SBA and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) opened the DRC to serve residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding in eight northeastern Illinois counties from Sept. 13-Oct. 5. 
November 1, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The state of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to serve residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 13. ? The DRC site is at the following location: Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Building 303 S. Main Street Roanoke, IL
October 31, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Families, individuals and businesses in Illinois affected by mid-September's severe storms and flooding have been approved to receive more than $29.3 million in federal disaster 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, four weeks after a federal disaster was declared for seven northeastern counties. Here is a breakdown of the aid:
October 31, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Residents of Woodford County, Ill., are now eligible to apply for federal assistance to help with their uninsured losses as a result of  September's flooding and storms. 

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