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2014-01-08 14:35 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—  FEMA says Nov. 17 tornado survivors have until Monday Jan. 27 to register for possible disaster assistance, but that doesn’t mean help is ending. Survivors who register by Jan. 27 may continue to receive federal disaster assistance after this date. The following assistance may be available:         

2014-01-03 18:45 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – If you’re a survivor of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes, FEMA says you deserve every eligible penny in federal disaster assistance.  Don’t leave possible FEMA grants and SBA disaster loans on the table. Take the necessary steps to help FEMA help you.

2013-12-27 21:10 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes have until Monday, Jan. 27 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Federal disaster assistance may be available for the following:

2013-12-27 16:32 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The State of Illinois and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers helping Illinoisans affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes will change hours beginning Monday, Dec. 30.                                                                   The new hours at the centers in East Peoria and Brookport are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Centers are closed Sunday. Tazewell County Festival of Lights 2200 E. Washington St.

2013-12-27 13:52 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Take advantage of a new year to make your family safer in the face of future disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages Illinois residents to resolve to rebuild stronger and smarter, reducing the risk of potential devastation caused by events like the Nov. 17 tornadoes.

2013-12-24 15:44 - News Release

Springfield, Ill.  – This capsule of recent disaster recovery information is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Don’t let misinformation keep you from registering for disaster assistance.

2013-12-24 15:21 - News Release

Springfield, Ill.— FEMA wants anyone who was affected by the Nov.17 tornadoes to apply for disaster assistance, and family gatherings this holiday season could be a good time to ask around the table:  Have you registered with FEMA?  Applying for assistance may unlock valuable FEMA grants to pay for a temporary place to live while your home is being repaired and to help pay for those repairs.  Even lost personal items may be covered. 

2013-12-22 01:42 - News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If you sustained damage from the Nov. 17 tornadoes and have submitted a claim to your insurance company, your insurance settlement may not cover all of your expenses. FEMA says disaster assistance may help cover expenses that arise later. Apply for FEMA assistance and you may avoid unexpected, uncovered expenses, such as:

2013-12-22 01:39 - News Release

Springfield, Ill.— While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) may provide valuable grants and loans to disaster survivors for repairing or replacing lost property, disaster assistance may be available through other sources. The following are valuable resources for survivors of the Nov. 17 tornadoes in Champaign, Douglas, Fayette, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties to receive help their recovery.

2013-12-18 18:43 - News Release

Springfield, Ill. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the Rantoul Disaster Recovery Center at the Rantoul Recreation Building at 100 E. Flessner Ave. will close effective Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. After that date, survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes can still get information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).