FEMA Denies Disaster Aid To Southern Illinois Counties

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Harrisburg, IL.-FEMA has denied federal disaster aid to southern Illinois.  Seven people died in the EF4 tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois on February 29th.  Governor Pat Quinn requested federal help for five Illinois counties; but the feds turned down that request.  Saying the damage was not beyond the capabilities of state and local governments to handle.

Senator Dick Durbin is very upset over the decision and plans to appeal the decision.

IL. Gov. Pat Quinn Response: IL Gov. Appeal of FEMA Denial Statement