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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Harrisburg, IL Federal Disaster Aid Request Turned Down
In a disappointing move, FEMA has rejected a request by the Governor of Illinois to provide aid to Harrisburg, Illinois, which was devastated by tornadoes in the last several weeks. FEMA rejected the request, saying it was not bad enough to constitute aid. Harrisburg was hit by an EF-4 tornado. I am personally very displeased with this decision and wonder how an EF-4 tornado doesn't qualify any town for federal aid.