flood damage

Bill Knight – May 2
3:17 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Counting Blessings Instead of Flood Damage Totals

Bill Knight

The week of the Boston Marathon bombing and the workplace explosion in West, Texas, it was impossible not to feel guilty about a nagging sense of loss from flooding. Even there, many people in west-central Illinois were hit far harder, losing everything short of their lives.

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Assessment Centers
2:36 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

McDonough County to Open Flood Centers

Flooding in Macomb
Credit Scott Stuntz

The McDonough County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency will open flood damage assessment centers to help those whose property was damaged by April’s heavy rains and floods.

Details are included in this news release issued by ESDA:

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Waste Management
7:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flood Debris Pickup in Macomb

Debri ourside of Niall and Amelia Harnett's house at the corner of Jana and Wigwam Hallow Roads.

Waste Management has agreed to collect flood damaged items in Macomb for the next two weeks. 

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9:23 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Warsaw is Still Waiting for FEMA Money from 2008

The Mississippi River flood of 2008 heavily damaged the water treatment plant in Warsaw.  At the time, FEMA told the city it would cover the the entire cost of getting the plant back online.

Hancock County Board Chairman David Walker said FEMA did not fulfill the promise.  Instead, it paid 75% of the cost.  That left the city to come up with $265,000 to get the plant running again.

Walker said that was a hardship.

He said, “They had to take it out of their own funds.  Every city, every county, every municipality is hurting on the amount of money that they have.”

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