DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials will hold a briefing to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Moultrie County apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding.
The briefing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at:
Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library
2 West Water St.
Sullivan, IL 61951
According to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will also be available at the meeting.
The briefing will provide information about FEMA's Public Assistance (infrastructure) program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged during the severe storms and flooding that occurred between July 19 and Aug. 7.
The meeting does not address FEMA's Individual Assistance program for homeowners, renters and business owners.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards