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May 29, 2003
Springfield, IL -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are...
May 27, 2003
Springfield, IL -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies continue to assist Illinois residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 6 through May 11. To...
May 23, 2003
Springfield, IL -- Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and county emergency...
May 23, 2003
Springfield, IL -- Although banks, post offices and most federal and state agencies will be closed Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, disaster recovery specialists will still be on duty. Illinois...
May 19, 2003
Springfield, IL -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes...
May 19, 2003
Springfield, IL -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers will open on Thursday, May 22 to serve Illinois victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 6 through May 11, announced...
May 15, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Illinois, opening the way for...
April 14, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Less than one month remains for Ohio residents affected by the destructive winter weather events that began February 14 to register for disaster assistance, according to officials...
April 10, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- To date, $2,082,417 in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved for Ohioans since President Bush's disaster declaration of March 14. Federal, state, local and...
April 10, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Ross County has been declared eligible for disaster assistance to help local governments impacted by February's severe winter storm, according to Federal Emergency Management...
April 7, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Victims of February's winter storm who receive a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a...
April 7, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Disaster assistance for Preble County has been made available to help local governments impacted by February's severe winter storm, the head of the Federal Emergency Management...
April 4, 2003
Brian Quirke, Public Affairs Officer from the Department of Energy, briefs attendees at the Public Affairs Workshop. FEMA photo...
April 4, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) have a system in place to identify the very small percentage of applicants who try to...
April 3, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- In just over two weeks since Ohio was declared a major disaster area on March 14, $1,147,560 in grants and low-interest loans has been approved for victims of the severe winter...
April 1, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Disaster assistance has been made available in two additional Ohio counties to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the recent severe winter...
March 31, 2003
In the recent severe winter storm in southern Ohio, thousands of trees cracked under the weight of ice and snow, creating a devastating scene of fallen trees and damaged houses. As part of the...
March 24, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- Millions of trees in southern Ohio were harmed as a result of a February ice storm that hit southern Ohio, causing many to fall into residences and inflict major damage to homes...
March 21, 2003
Chillicothe, OH -- In less than one week since southern Ohio was declared a major disaster area, $418,620 in disaster recovery grants and disaster loans has been approved for victims of the severe...
March 20, 2003
Chillicothe, OH - If you were affected by the severe winter storms beginning February 14, be aware that some unscrupulous contractors may try to take advantage of you. "If you have...