Disaster Declaration


Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern US, Killing 17. More Heavy Weather on the way ~NWS

Parts of the South and Midwest could be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county. NWS Updates. VILONIA, Ark. (AP) – Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its…


President declares a disaster for 15 Illinois counties ~FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on November 17, 2013. The President’s action makes federal…


Louisiana Gov. Jindal declares emergency as Mississippi River rises

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – As the Mississippi River rises, Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency Wednesday in preparation of crests in the state that are predicted to be well above flood stage. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings along the length of the river from Arkansas City, Ark., south to…