Governor Rauner gets support for Federal Disaster Aid Appeal

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SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner is appealing FEMA denial of flood relief assistance citing $1.8 million dollars more in widespread losses in 16 counties from winter flooding.

Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk support the appeal along with the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation saying in a letter to President Obama, "In light of the additional losses to these communities that have been identified and documented since the State's initial request, we request reconsideration of the Public Assistance Determination." 

The assistance would be for the counties that were hardest hit following storms and severe flooding that began on December 23, 2015 and continued through January 13, 2016.

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