Quinn asks for FEMA assist for tornado damaged Southern Illinois

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with tornado damaged communities in Southern Illinois on March 1, 2012. Quinn had toured some of the damaged communities, including Harrisburg, Illinois to make damage assessments, according to an announcement from Illinois Government News. Tornadoes tear through Midwest, including Southern Illinois The assessments, which will begin on Monday, will provide the documentation necessary to support a request for federal assistance. Personnel from FEMA, IEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local emergency management agencies will begin assessing damage to homes and businesses on Monday….

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