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10:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Washington Tornado update from Central Illinois Joint Emergency Information Center

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Washington Illinois Tornado Information

  Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

 Access. Residents in affected areas, including Georgetown Common, will be able to access their properties as follows:

Friday 9:00 – 5:00

Saturday and Sunday 8:00 – 5:00

No access Monday and possibly Tuesday for debris removal

Residents and their friends will be allowed to access affected areas on Friday. Insurance adjustors will also be allowed to access these areas on Friday. Beginning on Saturday, volunteers will also be available to assist residents with clean up. It is recommended that residents remove as many personal belongings as possible over the weekend. If you can, please move debris into a pile at the curb for removal. 

Georgetown Common residents: OSHA has classified safety of structures as follows:

o Green placard: Building is accessible.

o Yellow placard: Some parts of the building are accessible and residents of these parts will be able to retrieve personal belongings. Other parts of the building are inaccessible.

o Red placard: Building is unstable and inaccessible.

Access will be granted based on this classification and residents accessing yellow and green placarded buildings will be escorted to the properties for 30 minutes at a time to retrieve personal belongings that can be carried out. 

Curfew. The curfew will be lifted beginning on Friday evening. After tonight, no curfew will be in effect during the evening hours; however, access to affected properties that are considered uninhabitable will only be granted during the days and times listed above. No access to the uninhabitable properties will be allowed after 5:00 p.m. on these days.

Damage assessments. FEMA has begun damage assessments today, Thursday. These assessments will continue until complete. Information for residents to register their property with FEMA will be forthcoming.  According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, over 1000 homes in the Washington area have sustained major damage or been destroyed.

Fellowship Lunch. Congressman Aaron Schock is hosting a Community Fellowship Lunch for residents, first responders, and volunteers.Wednesday, November 27

Five Points Washington

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.