Illinois floods en Learning From Flood Disasters <p></p><p>Northern Illinois is no stranger to floods. Last year, several counties were declared federal disaster areas because of damage from rising waters. With spring right around the corner, some officials want to make sure they’re better prepared to deal with the situation, should there be more flooding this year and beyond. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Mike Moen 43091 at Learning From Flood Disasters FEMA Deadline Extended <p></p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the application deadline for Illinois residents affected by extreme flooding earlier this year. Thursday was supposed to be the final day to apply for assistance. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:50:33 +0000 Mike Moen 33489 at FEMA Deadline Extended Federal Flood Assistance Tops $68 Million In Illinois <p></p><p>Illinois residents in Winnebago and Whiteside counties are now eligible to <a href="" target="_blank">register for federal disaster assistance.</a></p><p>According to a release from FEMA, federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since May 10.</p><p>The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:42:37 +0000 WNIJ 30848 at Federal Flood Assistance Tops $68 Million In Illinois Quinn Visits Marseilles After Evacuations <ul><li><strong><em>Governor declares disaster area</em></strong><br><p></p><p></p></li><li><strong><em>Links to weather and flood information</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Marseilles Elementary School closed</em></strong></li></ul><p>Governor Pat Quinn toured areas along the Illinois River in Marseilles. His visit also included stops in Ottawa and North Utica. He declared 44 counties disaster areas.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:29:28 +0000 WNIJ 28592 at Quinn Visits Marseilles After Evacuations