Hurricane Irene May Delay FEMA Funding for Stateline Flood Victims

STATELINE (WIFR) -- It may have struck a thousand miles away, but we may be paying the price for damage caused by Hurricane Irene here in the Stateline.

A spokesperson from U.S. Senator Mark Kirk's office tells 23 News, if Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties are declared Federal Disaster Areas, payment could be quite delayed. That's because money set aside in the disaster relief fund is now dedicated to emergency needs like temporary housing and debris clean-up on the east coast. A FEMA survey estimates Stateline homes and businesses suffered $7 million in damage from July's severe floods.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128857883 -
Gray Television, Inc.