Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed April 9, 2014
IL Senate passes tornado disaster funding bill
It allows communities in a declared disaster area to apply for assistance to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. That would pay for the cost of debris removal and emergency protective measures following a disaster. The measure would also help Illinois communities impacted by natural disasters going forward.
FEMA denied public reimbursement for Illinois communities hit by the November 17th tornadoes following an appeal earlier this year.