FEMA Administrator David Paulison said that federal funding is
available to state and eligible local governments and certain
private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for
emergency work undertaken to save lives and protect property in the
counties of Adams, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland,
Hancock, Henderson, Jasper Lawrence, Mercer, Pike and Rock Island.
This is limited to direct federal assistance.
Elizabeth Turner the federal coordinating officer for federal
recovery operations in the affected area. Turner said additional
designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state
and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for,
preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to and recovering
from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including
acts of terror.
[Text from file received from
Emergency Management Agency]