harrisburg http://wkms.org en Mayor Unhappy With FEMA Aid Denial http://wkms.org/post/mayor-unhappy-fema-aid-denial <p>Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg says he doesn&#39;t understand what criteria the Federal Emergency Management Agency used to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes. Gregg says his community needs the federal assistance and he hopes President Barack Obama comes to southern Illinois to see the devastation himself. Seven Harrisburg residents died after a powerful tornado hit Feb. 29. Gregg says he plans to mMayor ove quickly to get FEMA&#39;s decision appealed. He says that&#39;s only fair to the families hurt by the storm.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:59:40 +0000 Seth Helton & AP 17228 at http://wkms.org Illinois Church Gave Hurricane Aid in '05, Gets Tornado Aid http://wkms.org/post/illinois-church-gave-hurricane-aid-05-gets-tornado-aid <p>Organizers of a southwest Louisiana drive to help tornado-stricken Harrisburg, Illinois, says four pickup-and-trailer loads of goods delivered over the weekend are just a partial return for help after Hurricane Rita in 2005.&nbsp; Phil Thibodeaux of Lake Arthur says a tractor-trailer load of supplies will probably leave nearby Lake Charles about midweek, and Lafayette-area residents are also collecting a lot of goods.&nbsp; Strong storms and a tornado hit Harrisburg Wednesday, killing six people and injuring about 100.&nbsp; Thibodeaux says the relationship between the two communities began Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:20:29 +0000 Todd Hatton & AP 17150 at http://wkms.org Harrisburg Tornado EF-4 and More Severe Weather on the Way http://wkms.org/post/harrisburg-tornado-ef-4-and-more-severe-weather-way <p><strong>Saline County Authorities Start Recovery Efforts</strong></p><p><em>From WSIU-Radio</em></p><p>The recovery process is underway in Harrisburg following Wednesday morning&#39;s strong storms that resulted in major damage and loss of life.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:32:55 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17094 at http://wkms.org Harrisburg Tornado EF-4 and More Severe Weather on the Way