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Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1850)

Incident period: May 08, 2009 to May 09, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 02, 2009


August 18, 2009 - News Release

MARION, Ill. -- Friday, Aug. 21 is the final day for local officials in Hamilton and Union counties to submit requests for federal public assistance (infrastructure) for damages from May's severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

August 17, 2009 - News Release

MARION, Ill. -- Welcome to FEMA for Kids, the Web site that is fun…and more. Underneath all the games, stories and puzzles is good information that makes kids and their families better prepared in the event of a disaster. Even parents and teachers can get great curriculum or safety information to use in the classroom or at home. Activities geared toward youth of all ages are included, and trainers can download safety fact sheets.

August 11, 2009 - News Release

MARION, Ill. -- Volunteer hours, equipment and materials donated to southern Illinois after the May 8 storm may mean more money in local coffers. During the May 8 storm, while local and state officials concentrated on emergency protective measures and life safety, they were challenged with the amount of downed trees and other debris blocking roads and their communities' paths to recovery. Power was out and people needed to eat. Hundreds of volunteers from faith-based groups, community organizations and private companies quickly showed up to help.

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 $15,612,814.36 $11,771,539.15 $3,883,162.25
Last Updated: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 07:52 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1850-DR (PDF 51KB)