November 17th tornadoes

Peoria Public Radio News
4:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

State offers tornado recovery relief after FEMA denial

The scene of the November tornado field in Washington, IL on March 5, 2014.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Governor Pat Quinn is offering 45 million dollars in state funding to help Illinois communities recover from November's deadly tornadoes. That’s after FEMA’s second denial for public disaster assistance. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:44 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Gov Quinn visits Washington Jan 31

IL Gov Pat Quinn signs legislation in Washington.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation in Washington Illinois today that ensures FEMA funds to cover last spring’s flooding. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the state’s shared obligation for the FEMA relief is nearly six million dollars:

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:30 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Gov. Quinn announces more than $1 million approved to help tornado victims

Tornado victims throughout Illinois are being approved for more than one-million dollars in federal aid. Governor Pat Quinn says the money is helping those impacted by the tornadoes that struck the state last month. The federal grants are paying for disaster-related expense like temporary home rental, home repairs, and replacement of damaged personal property.

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State News
6:22 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Gifford slowly recovering

Damage from Gifford tornado
Credit Sean Powers / WILL

It’s been three weeks since an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Champaign County town of Gifford. As IPR'S Sean Powers reports, the community is slowly coming back together.

When Christina Gann, woke up Monday morning, she says it felt weird not going to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford. For the last few weeks, she’s served hot meals there to people affected by the storm.

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