SPRINGFIELD – October 1, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today announced the federal government approved the state’s request for federal assistance to Moultrie County, a move that will enable local governments to receive reimbursement for many expenses related to severe storms in late July.
“This is great news for local governments in Moultrie County that will be able to recoup a significant portion of their storm-related expenses,” said Governor Quinn. “Dealing with the storm and its destructive aftermath strained the budgets of many local governments in the county, and this federal assistance will be a tremendous help for them.”
On Sept. 16, Governor Quinn declared Moultrie County a state disaster area after damage assessments conducted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined that local governments in the county had storm-related costs totaling more than $500,000.
“We will work closely with FEMA to help expedite reimbursement to these local governmental bodies,” said IEMA Interim Director Joe Klinger.
The federal government previously approved Governor Quinn’s request for federal assistance to local governments in seven counties for response and recovery expenses related to a series of storms that moved through Illinois between July 19 and August 7. Those counties included Adams, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Pike, Schuyler and Stephenson counties.
Additional information about the state’s storm response efforts is available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.