FEMA http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gov. announces disaster relief for tornado-stricken communities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-announces-disaster-relief-tornado-stricken-communities <div>$11.6 million of state relief is being made available to help the communities hit by the November 2013 tornadoes.</div><div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:43:05 +0000 Denise Molina 26048 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. announces disaster relief for tornado-stricken communities Washington Mayor: FEMA failed Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-mayor-fema-failed-illinois <div>FEMA has denied Illinois’ appeal for public assistance with recovery from the November 17th tornadoes. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that leaves the town of Washington with a monster clean-up bill:</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:25:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19784 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington Mayor: FEMA failed Illinois State submits $21M to FEMA for tornado clean-up costs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-submits-21m-fema-tornado-clean-costs <div>The Illinois Emergency Management Agency appealed the federal decision to deny public reimbursement for November tornado clean-up costs. Peoria Public Raido’s Alex Rusciano reports the appeal includes more than $21 million in disaster-related expenses state-wide:</div><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:21:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18620 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State submits $21M to FEMA for tornado clean-up costs FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-stresses-tornado-victims-also-seek-sba-funds <p>Those impacted by the November 17th tornadoes who’ve registered with&nbsp;FEMA also need to make sure to apply with the Small Business Administration by the new extended date of February 3rd. FEMA officials say nearly 2,000 SBA applications have been sent to homes and some business, but the rate of return is low. Spokeswoman Deanna Frazier says people registered with FEMA might receive an S-B-A loan. If so, Frazier says it’s a necessary part of the federal funding assistance package offered to individuals and businesses:</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:16:06 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17922 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA stresses for tornado victims to also seek SBA funds Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-mayor-attend-state-union-address <div>The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk invited Washington Mayor Gary Manier to attend next week’s State of the Union address. Manier says Kirk toured the damage shortly after the destructive storm destroyed hundreds of homes.</div><div> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Denise Molina 17895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address Quinn: Central Illinois needs FEMA help http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-central-illinois-needs-fema-help <p></p><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is appealing the federal government’s decision to reject funding for cleanup from last year’s tornadoes. &nbsp;FEMA - the Federal Emergency Management Agency - approved money to go toward businesses and individuals. &nbsp;But it denied federal aid to local units of government that were hit by November’s tornadoes. &nbsp;Quinn says the region around Central Illinois needs the money.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:00:07 +0000 Tony Arnold 17437 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: Central Illinois needs FEMA help FEMA announces agreement for tornado inspections at Washington apartment complex http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-announces-agreement-tornado-inspections-washington-apartment-complex <p></p><div>FEMA officials say they have a solution for apartment renters in the city of Washington following the November tornado. &nbsp;Many of the 200 people from Georgetown Common apartments were denied by FEMA because inspectors couldn’t access the units and determine damage. &nbsp;Donald Keldsen&nbsp;is FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for Illinois. &nbsp;He says FEMA staff will reach out to apartment residents to better process applications:</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:38:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17405 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA announces agreement for tornado inspections at Washington apartment complex FEMA denies public tornado assistance, state to appeal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-denies-public-tornado-assistance-state-appeal <p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Illinois federal public assistance for communities hit by last November's tornadoes. &nbsp;Local and state communities say FEMA dollars would help pay for debris removal and other publicly funded clean-up efforts. The state plans to appeal the decision. Jonathon Monken is the director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He says an appeal gives the state and local communities another chance to calculate damage costs:</div><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:34:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17396 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA denies public tornado assistance, state to appeal FEMA officials in Pekin to answer questions, offer registration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-officials-pekin-answer-questions-offer-registration <p></p><div>FEMA officials are at the Pekin Walmart Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer questions about federal disaster assistance. &nbsp;The federal disaster survivor assistance team will also offer registration services to those impacted by last month’s devastating tornadoes. &nbsp;Residents can also get information on wind mitigation tips when rebuilding damaged structures. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:41:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16953 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA officials in Pekin to answer questions, offer registration FEMA: Some residents avoiding recovery assistance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-some-residents-avoiding-recovery-assistance <p></p><div>FEMA officials say some residents affected by last month's devastating weather are avoiding registration for assistance. &nbsp;Deanna Frazier handles public information for FEMA. She says some residents think they are taking away from others by accepting help:</div><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:04:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA: Some residents avoiding recovery assistance