Illinois Snow (EM-3283)

Incident period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008
Emergency Declaration declared on March 13, 2008

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May 2, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal officials announced today that Ogle County has been added to the list of designated counties for the emergency declaration, following record or near-record snow on Feb. 5 and 6. ?State officials provided additional information that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff carefully reviewed,? said Larry Sommers, FEMA?s federal coordinating officer for this declaration. ?Now, federal funds are available to help this county recover some of the expenses it incurred.?
April 30, 2008
News Release
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Federal officials have obligated nearly $3.3 million in snow removal reimbursement funds for the seven counties designated in the Emergency Declaration, which President Bush issued on March 13. The $3,293,619 in federal funds obligated so far is approximately 80 percent of the projected total federal share of funds to be obligated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance Program pays 75 percent of eligible costs and the applicants are responsible for the remaining 25 percent.
March 13, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the President declared an emergency exists in the state of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the area struck by record snow and near record snow during the period of February 5-6, 2008.
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