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December 7, 2013
Springfield, Ill. – In the aftermath of a disaster, misconceptions about disaster assistance can often prevent survivors from applying for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U....
Illinois, Region V
December 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that survivors with homeowner’s insurance affected by the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes file a claim with their insurance company...
Illinois, Region V
December 5, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be opening Friday, December 6, 2013 to serve people who were affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes. DRC...
Illinois, Region V
December 1, 2013
CHICAGO, IL -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) urge Illinois residents affected by recent severe...
Illinois, Region V
November 27, 2013
CHICAGO, IL -- Illinois residents affected by the November 17 severe storms and tornadoes may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
Illinois, Region V
November 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Illinois and ordered...
Illinois
November 26, 2013
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Illinois.Assistance for...
Illinois
August 20, 2013
AURORA, IL—For many affected by the severe weather and flooding of this past spring in Illinois, recovery is well underway or complete.  But others will need additional support to recover. When needs...
Illinois, Region V
August 16, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance continues to flow to Illinois as the state recovers from storms and flooding that occurred April 16 through May 5. About $1.5 million has now been obligated to help...
Illinois, Region V
August 13, 2013
AURORA, IL –State and federal recovery officials are cautioning Illinoisans to protect themselves against rip off artists posing as contractors as they rebuild and repair from storms and severe...
Illinois, Region V

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