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Incident period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008
Emergency Declaration declared on March 13, 2008


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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $5,046,066.37 $5,013,490.12 $3,156.11
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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