Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds
Alton, Ill. sandbagged the city. (Credit: KMOV)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state's appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from flooding and storms in December and January.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency James Joseph said in a Friday news release that states with high populations of concentrated urban areas struggle to reach thresholds required by the federal government.
He says calls the process unfair and the state's poorest areas will continue to suffer.
The state appealed earlier this month after FEMA denied assistance to help local governments recover flood-related expenses. The appeal called for nearly $17 million in costs for several counties, including Alexander, Cass, Jackson, Monroe, Pike and St. Clair.
The state's request for FEMA funds to help residents and businesses was also denied last month.
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The shooter, a 25 year old male, in this incident contacted the police department and reported that the person who was shot had stolen his vehicle in the 5000 block of O’Fallon Lakes Drive in O’Fallon Missouri. (Credit: KMOV)
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