Monday, June 13, 2011

Twenty-one Southern Illinois counties will receive federal assistance

Governor Pat Quinn says 21 southern Illinois counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance following flooding earlier this year, according to the Associated Press.

State and local governments can seek reimbursements for 75% of their eligible expenses related to flooding and storms that hit southern Illinois in April and May.

In May officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency met with local governments in nearly two dozen counties. State officials say the review showed that the cost to state and local government was $20 million.


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