THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Detroit, Michigan) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release January 8, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES AN EMERGENCY EXISTS IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Illinois and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by snow beginning on January 1, 1999, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in the following 34 counties: Adams, Brown, Cass, Champaign, Cook, DeWitt, DuPage, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Will, and Woodford Counties.
FEMA intends to provide assistance for emergency protective measures undertaken to save lives, protect public health and safety, and property. The assistance will be provided for a period of 48 hours.