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Illinois Plans to Appeal FEMA Denial of Tornado Relief

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January 9, 2014 by AP & Jerry Howard

FEMA says damage from the November tornadoes in Illinois isn’t severe enough to warrant more federal help.

Governor Pat Quinn calls the decision disappointing and says the state will appeal.

Illinois is trying to recover about $6 million in costs to local governments in nine counties.

The federal government has already approved millions of dollars for residents and businesses.

FEMA denied Indiana’s initial request and subsequent appeal for federal relief for five counties involved in tornado damage from the same November storm.


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