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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2006

Governor Blagojevich Offers Clean Up Assistance to Storm-Ravaged Springfield; State Continues to Assess Damage

SPRINGFIELD – Last night Springfield and other communities throughout Central Illinois and the Metro East suffered damage from severe storms and tornadoes.  The State Emergency Operation Center in Springfield was activated last night.  Staff has been on duty overnight and will continue coordinating with local officials today.
 
Governor Rod R. Blagojevich this morning has instructed State agencies to coordinate with the City of Springfield and provide to help restore power and services.
 
“Residents in Central Illinois suffered a devastating storm last night.  While local officials and our State emergency teams are still assessing the extent of the damage, I want to assure the people of Springfield that we will commit whatever State assistance is needed to help get their city up and running again,” said the Governor.
 
Because of damage and loss of power at several State office buildings in Springfield, the State’s Continuation of Operation and Continuation of Government Plans have been activated and non-essential state employees in Springfield are not required to report to work today.  Only personnel previously identified by their agencies as essential in emergency circumstances are required to report to work.


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