County Road 1450N, south of St. Joseph, in late December 2015.
Steve Hillberg

FEMA Denies Request For Federal Assistance After Winter Floods

The state of Illinois was told Thurday that its requests for both individual assistance and public assistance were denied - after flooding impacted 21 counties in late December and January.  State IEMA Director James Joseph blames the federal government's population-based threshold for determining assistance.

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