Illinois Winter Snow Storm (EM-3134)
Incident period: January 1, 1999 to January 15, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on January 8, 1999
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January 8, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Illinois communities hit by the recent snowstorm under an emergency declaration issued for the state by President Clinton today. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action after reviewing the agency's analysis of a request for federal assistance made by Gov. Jim Edgar. The state has been dealing with the on-going effects of severe winter weather since January 1.