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FEMA Says Help Us Help You

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:45

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – If you’re a survivor of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes, FEMA says you deserve every eligible penny in federal disaster assistance. 

Don’t leave possible FEMA grants and SBA disaster loans on the table. Take the necessary steps to help FEMA help you.

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Take Extra Precautions as Temperatures Drop Below Freezing

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 09:50

CHICAGO – Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures. 

“Subfreezing temperatures can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Regional Administrator. “It is important for everyone to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe during times of extreme cold temperatures.”

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FEMA Awards Nearly $2.7 Million to Texas for University of Texas Medical Branch Mitigation Measures

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:55

DENTON, Texas – Nearly $2.7 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the implementation of mitigation measures to several University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Hospital buildings.

The FEMA funding allows for the protection of critical facility infrastructure for John Sealy Hospital Annex Buildings #8 and #91 by elevating all mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements.

To date, FEMA has awarded nearly $3.4 million to Texas for such mitigation measures at four UTMB buildings.

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One Month Remains to Request FEMA Help

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 17:10

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes have until Monday, Jan. 27 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Federal disaster assistance may be available for the following:

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Highlands Family Is at Home for the Holidays

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:57

LINCROFT, N.J. – Last year was the first time that Steven and Kathryn Chaney didn’t spend Christmas with their three children.

“It was very strange,” Kathryn Chaney said. “We’ve been married 30 years and we’ve always had children around.”

After more than a year of moving from house to house and shelter to shelter, the Chaney family is reunited and spending the Christmas season together in their new home.

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New Recovery Center Hours Begin Dec. 30

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 12:32

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The State of Illinois and Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Centers helping Illinoisans affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes will change hours beginning Monday, Dec. 30.                                                                  

The new hours at the centers in East Peoria and Brookport are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Centers are closed Sunday.

Tazewell County

Festival of Lights

2200 E. Washington St.

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Resolve to Rebuild Safer and Stronger in 2014

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 09:52

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Take advantage of a new year to make your family safer in the face of future disasters.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages Illinois residents to resolve to rebuild stronger and smarter, reducing the risk of potential devastation caused by events like the Nov. 17 tornadoes.

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