Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Federal officials will be meeting with state and local authorities in downstate Washington on Thursday to begin evaluating the damage caused to homes and businesses on Sunday, when tornadoes devastated the small town and other parts of central Illinois.
In just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.
Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.
With Federal Emergency Management Agency officials twice denying aid, Gov. Pat Quinn says the State of Illinois is moving to assist Southern Illinois communities devastated by tornadoes last month.
A downstate congressman says the federal government “got everything wrong” by denying benefits to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg and surrounding areas.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will appeal the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of assistance to homeowners affected by the southern Illinois tornado.
Both U.S. Senators from Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn, are unhappy with the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to Southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes.
U.S. Rep. and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) says victims of the tornados in downstate Harrisburg and elsewhere in the Midwest and South shouldn’t receive any federal aid, and should instead buy insurance.
The Elgin Fire Department added almost a third of a million dollars in federal grant money to its budget that it will use to hire firefighters.
In Chicago’s Latino community, there is concern that people are losing out on federal flood aid with the final deadline to apply fast approaching.
The deadline for Illinois residents to apply for federal disaster assistance from summer flooding has been extended to Nov. 17 due to the large number of applicants.
CHICAGO (AP) – Federal officials have extended the deadline for Illinoisans affected by flooding this summer to apply for disaster assistance.