3 Illinois Counties Declared Disaster Areas by Governor

August 12, 2011

Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois has declared three counties there to be disaster areas due to severe damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure as a result of last months flooding.

According to the Governor, who issued a statement on Wednesday, the July 27 flash floods in the northwest part of the state caused damage in Carroll, Jo Davies, and Stephenson counties that will cost the residents and business owners there months of recovery time.

The governor’s statement also said that personnel from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency have been cooperating with officials in all three counties in order to coordinate requests for state-administered resources. He also said that the state has a strong commitment to helping those communities recover.