Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announcing a $45 million aid package for towns in Illinois still recovering from a tornado last November.
“These dollars are essential to supporting our folks on the front line of emergency response. That’s why the federal government provides this”
Melanie Pickens from the Red Cross called in to talk about how you can still help those in need. She reminded Jon that they are not only there during a disaster; the Red Cross responds […]
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
MARION, Ill. (AP) __ Southern Illinois residents who suffered damage and losses during recent severe weather have about a week left to apply for federal disaster assistance. The application deadline for assistance is Aug. 8. […]
Period to register for FEMA aid ends July 8.
Support continues to come in for the people of Joplin, Missouri.