"There will be federal disaster assistance because the state of Illinois has already declared state disaster areas. Once the flood occurs, the Illinois delegation has already signed a letter the Governor will use with all congressmen in Illinois in support of federal disaster assistance."
Schock says the situation is different in Illinois than what eastern seabord residents faced during Superstorm Sandy last fall. He says that required additional appropriations during critically-sensitive budget negotiations. Schock helped fill sandbags in Chillicothe over the weekend. The rumored-GOP candidate for governor has nothing but praise for the way Governor Quinn has handled flooding in Illinois so far.