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2011-05-16 04:00 - News Release

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Five more Illinois counties were designated for Public Assistance (PA) today in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. The newly designated counties are Grundy, Livingston, McLean, Sangamon and Stephenson. This brings the total number of designated counties for infrastructure losses to 65, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2011-04-12 04:00 - News Release

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill -- State and local agencies and certain private nonprofit organizations in 60 Illinois counties have very little time left to apply for federal disaster assistance.

2011-04-11 04:00 - Updates

Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton describes how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are working side-by-side to meet this disaster head on.

2011-03-25 04:00 - News Release

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials have scheduled 13 briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in 60 Illinois counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of Jan. 31 to Feb. 3.

2011-03-17 04:00 - News Release

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Illinois to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 31 to February 3, 2011.

2011-03-17 04:00 - News Release

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 State and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required: