assistance http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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: 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 Wed. last day to apply for federal flood assistance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wed-last-day-apply-federal-flood-assistance <p></p><div>Wednesday is the last day individuals affected by extreme flooding in the spring can apply for federal assistance.</div><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:45:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9326 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wed. last day to apply for federal flood assistance Area fire units receive grant funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-fire-units-receive-grant-funding <p>Two area fire response units are receiving grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Fire Department is receiving a more than $23,000 grant which will be used for fire prevention and safety to improve response times. Wed, 01 May 2013 21:45:10 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4919 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area fire units receive grant funding