14 more counties get disaster aid
CHICAGO (AP) – Fourteen more Illinois counties will receive federal disaster aid after last month’s flooding.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announced the aid on Wednesday afternoon. The state and its congressional delegation originally asked for federal help for 16 more counties. The new federally approved list doesn’t include Putnam and Warren counties. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it is reviewing the status of those counties to determine further action.
The list includes Bureau, Crawford, Henderson, Knox, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Peoria, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford counties. They are in addition to 11 other Illinois counties that already are receiving federal help.
A disaster declaration allows people and businesses to apply for federal loans and reimbursements to help pay for storm and flood damage repairs.