Flood http://peoriapublicradio.org en FEMA registration deadline extended to July 24 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-registration-deadline-extended-july-24 <p></p><p>The FEMA registration deadline for residents affected by the April 18 - May 5 flooding is extended to Wednesday, July 24. Residents will get a nine-digit Registration Identification Number verifying their registration status. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:05:38 +0000 Orko Manna 8262 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA registration deadline extended to July 24 State assessing flood damage in Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-assessing-flood-damage-peoria-county <p></p><div>State and federal damage assessment teams are in Peoria County, surveying properties following last month’s severe flooding. &nbsp;The assessment process is required for area counties to qualify for federal disaster funding. &nbsp;Jonathon Monken directs the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. &nbsp;He says residents affected by the flooding shouldn’t wait to clean up properties or file flood insurance:</div><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:12:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5398 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State assessing flood damage in Peoria County County holds flood meeting in Chillicothe http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/county-holds-flood-meeting-chillicothe <p>More than 100 residents from the Chillicothe area learned about local recovery efforts following last week’s flooding. &nbsp;Peoria County held an informational meeting to answer questions and update residents on how to deal with property damage. &nbsp;Assistant Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel says that officials want residents to remember two main points in the coming weeks:</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 03:47:10 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org County holds flood meeting in Chillicothe Bustos on the Londan Mills flood damage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-londan-mills-flood-damage <p></p><div>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was in London Mills yesterday to assess flood damage in the area. The community of about 500 people was forced to evacuate about a dozen homes due to rising water levels from the Spoon River. Bustos says the town still has a long way to go in the recovery process, and it starts with recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency:</div><div> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:39:07 +0000 Sean Flavin 4798 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos on the Londan Mills flood damage State program helps flood victims http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-program-helps-flood-victims <p></p><div>Flood victims who need extra financial help can use a state program to secure a better interest rate. In the Disaster Recovery Linked Deposit program, Illinois deposits money when a local bank approves a flood-related loan. The individual is then charged a lower, state interest rate and the bank gets to keep its charges and fees. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it can help individuals while they're waiting to settle insurance claims.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:20:53 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4658 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State program helps flood victims West Central IL towns fight rising waters http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/west-central-il-towns-fight-rising-waters <p></p><div>The Illinois river continues to rise as towns in west central Illinois fight off the water. IPR’s Rachel Otwell has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:05:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4540 at http://peoriapublicradio.org West Central IL towns fight rising waters New technology fights the flood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-technology-fights-flood <p></p><div>One of the most-used tools to combat flood water are sandbags. But in west central Illinois a relatively new technology is being utilized to stave off flood waters. And as IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports that technology has been used in military combat as well.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan sleep behind bulletproof barriers used as shields against attacks. Those same barriers are now being used as shields against the river.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Evacuation Notice Issued for NW Pekin Neighborhoods http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/evacuation-notice-issued-nw-pekin-neighborhoods-0 <p>Pekin city officials have issued an evacuation notice for some residents in the northwestern side of town. In a press release Monday afternoon, Pekin City Manager Joe Wuellner said the impending flood conditions were the reason for the evacuation order, which will remain for the area until the waters recede. Residents in need of assistance can contact the American Red Cross shelter at the I.C.C. Cougar Plex in East Peoria, or call (309) 677-7171.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:27:39 +0000 Daryl Scott 4393 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Evacuation Notice Issued for NW Pekin Neighborhoods