Inside a FEMA Disaster Help Center

Jan 22, 2014

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

It’s been more than 60 days since tornadoes tore through the Midwest November, 17, 2014. More than 2,600 people have already registered for individual FEMA recovery assistance statewide. 

But there are at least 200 people in Tazewell County who have not yet registered, and it’s presumed there are at least as many in the state’s other 14 impacted counties. 

The one FEMA Recovery Center remaining open in Illinois is located in Tazewell County. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce tours the center with FEMA spokeswoman Deanna Frazier to walk through what’s involved: 

Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce talking with FEMA Spokeswoman Deanna Frazier at the Disaster Recovery Center in East Peoria. The office is in the Festival of Lights building on West Washington Street. It closes at 6:00p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014. FEMA registration remains open at until Monday night,  January 27, 2014.