“We were told by FEMA that we may be doing work that is really part of the homeowner’s responsibility through homeowner’s insurance, and we will not be reimbursed for those costs,” Ferguson says.
Ferguson says residents should check with their insurance providers for debris pick-up options going forward as of Friday. He says the move follows a similar halt to city debris pick-up in Washington earlier this week. He says nearly 50 homes were destroyed or had significant damage in East Peoria. A total of 180 properties were affected following the November tornado.