Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1850)
Incident period: May 8, 2009 to May 9, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 2, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 18, 2009
MARION, Ill. -- Friday, Aug. 21 is the final day for local officials in Hamilton and Union counties to submit requests for federal public assistance (infrastructure) for damages from May's severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.
August 17, 2009
MARION, Ill. -- Welcome to FEMA for Kids, the Web site that is fun…and more. Underneath all the games, stories and puzzles is good information that makes kids and their families better prepared in the event of a disaster. Even parents and teachers can get great curriculum or safety information to use in the classroom or at home. Activities geared toward youth of all ages are included, and trainers can download safety fact sheets.
August 11, 2009
MARION, Ill. -- Volunteer hours, equipment and materials donated to southern Illinois after the May 8 storm may mean more money in local coffers. During the May 8 storm, while local and state officials concentrated on emergency protective measures and life safety, they were challenged with the amount of downed trees and other debris blocking roads and their communities' paths to recovery. Power was out and people needed to eat. Hundreds of volunteers from faith-based groups, community organizations and private companies quickly showed up to help.
August 4, 2009
MARION, Ill. -- Quality documentation is a must in today's world, especially for local community officials tracking millions of dollars in damage and disaster clean-up costs from the May 8 storm.
July 27, 2009
First Deadline Approaches For Local Officials To Submit Requests For Federal Infrastructure Assistance
MARION, Ill. -- State and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in some southern Illinois counties have very little time left to apply for federal disaster assistance.
July 22, 2009
MARION, Ill. -- Hamilton and Union counties were designated eligible for federal Public Assistance (PA) today. That brings the total number of counties to eight, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The July 2, 2009 major disaster declaration covers disaster-related infrastructure costs caused by the severe storm, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 8 and 9. It provides federal reimbursement to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.