WASHINGTON - "Extremely disappointed" in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's rejection of aid for tornado victims in Washington Illinois, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk plans to drive the point home during the President's upcoming State of the Union address.
Kirk has invited Washington Illinois' Mayor Gary Manier to be his guest that evening in D.C., and reassert a call for a re-evaluation of FEMA's guidelines for issuing assistance to storm-ravaged areas.
“Having seen firsthand with Mayor Manier the devastation that November’s deadly tornadoes caused, it’s time for a serious reevaluation of FEMA’s methodology for providing Public Assistance,” Sen. Kirk said. “Hundreds of families in Mayor Manier’s community were displaced due to these storms, and FEMA should treat all communities fairly when a disaster strikes.
Kirk released the following video explaining the situation: