Brookport Tornado http://wkms.org en FEMA Denies Public Assistance For Tornado-Ravaged Counties http://wkms.org/post/fema-denies-public-assistance-tornado-ravaged-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an aid request from local Illinois governments impacted by the tornadoes that swept across the state late last year. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:15:08 +0000 Rob Canning 37925 at http://wkms.org FEMA Denies Public Assistance For Tornado-Ravaged Counties Thousands Apply for Tornado Recovery Assistance in Ill. http://wkms.org/post/thousands-apply-tornado-recovery-assistance-ill <p>Illinois officials say more than 2,000 people have applied for federal assistance following November tornadoes that prompted disaster declaration in their counties.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the government has approved more than $1.6 million in federal grants and more than $5.6 million in low-interest loans.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:40:47 +0000 The Associated Press & John Null 37730 at http://wkms.org Thousands Apply for Tornado Recovery Assistance in Ill. Brookport Aid Groups Transition From Emergency Response to Recovery http://wkms.org/post/brookport-aid-groups-transition-emergency-response-recovery <p class="p1">Aid groups are switching from emergency response to recovery&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Brookport<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Illinois more than a month after a tornado outbreak&nbsp; took three lives and destroyed dozens of homes.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 John Paul Henry 37537 at http://wkms.org Brookport Aid Groups Transition From Emergency Response to Recovery Brookport Mayor Recovering After Car Crash, City Council Selects Interim Mayor http://wkms.org/post/brookport-mayor-recovering-after-car-crash-city-council-selects-interim-mayor <p>The hospital condition of the mayor of tornado-ravaged Brookport, Illinois is improving, days after he was injured in a car wreck.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A spokeswoman for Deaconess Hospital in Evansville said Mayor John </span>Klaffer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was in stable condition Monday.</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:39:19 +0000 The Associated Press 37023 at http://wkms.org Groups Collecting Donations for Brookport Tornado Relief http://wkms.org/post/groups-collecting-donations-brookport-tornado-relief <p></p><p>The following agencies and groups are collecting certain items or donations for tornado victims in Brookport, Ill.:</p><p><em>Metropolis</em><br /><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/massacsheriffsdept">Massac County Sheriff's Department</a></strong> is accepting donations of checks and gift cards only.<br /><strong><a href="https://www.siucu.org/brookport.shtml">SIU Credit Union</a>: </strong>all branches collecting monetary donations.<br /><strong>Victory Full Gospel Church: </strong>food and supplies.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.hopeunlimitedfcc.com/">Hope Unlimited Family Care Center</a>:</strong> diapers, wipes, blankets, clothing, cleaning supplies and baby food. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:06:58 +0000 Whitney Jones 36708 at http://wkms.org Groups Collecting Donations for Brookport Tornado Relief National Weather Service Publishes Damage Survey of Brookport Tornado http://wkms.org/post/national-weather-service-publishes-damage-survey-brookport-tornado <p></p><p>Sunday’s Tornado that struck Brookport, Illinois contained peak winds of 145-mph and stayed on the ground for 11.5 miles. The national weather service published the damage survey of the EF-3 tornado late Monday afternoon. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:16:07 +0000 Chad Lampe 36699 at http://wkms.org National Weather Service Publishes Damage Survey of Brookport Tornado