President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Emergency Declaration for Illinois

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HQ-21-263
Release Date:
December 14, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Illinois to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on Dec. 10, 2021.

The President's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts to alleviate the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance, to save lives, to protect property, public health and safety and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in Bond, Cass, Coles, Effingham, Fayette, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike and Shelby counties. 

Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize and provide at its discretion equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% federal funding to the state. 

Brian F. Schiller has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made later if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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Last updated December 14, 2021