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6:17 am
Wed November 20, 2013

FEMA Inspectors To View Storm Damage Thursday

(AP) _ Federal assessments of tornado-damaged property in Illinois are to begin Thursday.
 
Gov. Pat Quinn's office says Federal Emergency Management Agency assessments
are necessary so the state can request federal assistance.
 
Five teams will look at damage to homes and businesses in Champaign, Grundy,
Massac, Pope, Tazewell and Will counties. Sunday's tornadoes destroyed hundreds
of homes and left six people dead in the state.
 
 The governor's office says federal and state emergency officials will meet with
local government officials next month. That's when they'll find out how much
money was spent on disaster-related expenses.

Credit Alex Rusciano WCBU