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June 25, 2011
News Release
TWO DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS SET TO OPEN THIS WEEK MARION, Ill. Two temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to re-open this week in Cairo on Wednesday and Junction on Thursday for southern Illinois survivors to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists and receive help, state and federal officials said today.
June 24, 2011
News Release
More Than $8.4 Million in Approved Grants Marion, Ill. — More than $8.4 million has been disbursed in disaster grants in just a little over three weeks according to state and federal recovery officials.
June 20, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 20, 2011
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- Two temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to open this week in Metropolis on Wednesday and Herrin on Thursday for southern Illinois survivors to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists and receive help, state and federal officials said today.
June 17, 2011
News Release
Marion, Ill. -- Disaster assistance tops $6.2 million in approved grants in just a little over a week and disaster unemployment assistance is also available as a result of the Presidential declaration issued June 7, according to state and federal recovery officials. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the latest recovery statistics as of close of business yesterday:
June 16, 2011
News Release
Marion, Ill. -- Disasters typically bring out the very best in people and there are countless stories of neighbors helping neighbors. Unfortunately, some scam artists try and take advantage of disaster survivors looking for help, by trying to gather your personal information or to collect payment for disaster assistance. If there is any doubt, do not give out information, and report people claiming to be government workers to local authorities. To safeguard against disaster-related fraud, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials recommend the following precautions:
June 15, 2011
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- The second Illinois temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is set to open on Thursday in Junction to help survivors meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists. Additional locations and dates are being finalized, state and federal officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The center will be open one week, closed for a week, and return to the same location for another week of service.
June 15, 2011
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- Thirteen was a lucky number this week for a group of southern Illinois residents who were sworn in as disaster assistance local hires. Tapping into local knowledge and experience provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state partner with community-based skills and insight that enhance recovery efforts to help those individuals affected by the severe storms that occurred in late April and early May and flooding that has continued since then.
June 13, 2011
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- In just four days since residents started making applications for disaster assistance on Wednesday morning, more than $2.5  million in grants have been approved to help Illinois survivors recover from the severe storms and flooding , which began in late April and are continuing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to provide timely federal assistance necessary for disaster recovery in the 14 counties designated for assistance to homeowners, renters and business owners.
June 13, 2011
News Release
MARION, Ill. -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is set to open on Wednesday in Cairo to help southern Illinois survivors meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists, and additional locations and dates are being finalized, state and federal officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.  The center will be open one week, closed for a week, and return to the same location for another week of service.

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