Illinois Severe Winter Storm (DR-1826)

Incident period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 2, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 19, 2009
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- The simple reality is that it pays to have flood insurance. Too often, Illinoisans whose homes have flooded discover that homeowner's insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Flooding is the most common disaster nationwide; however, often it does not qualify for federal disaster assistance. Although many floods are caused by huge storms, more floods occur every day as a result of small, localized events, such as a typical afternoon thunderstorm. It's important to remember that just a few inches of water in a home can cause thousands of dollars of damage.
March 2, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Illinois. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
March 2, 2009
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 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 a severe winter storms during the period of January 26-28, 2009.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1826-DR (PDF 51KB)
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