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Chief Wheeler Provides Flood Recovery Update in Kincaid

A town hall meeting was held at the Kincaid City Hall on Tuesday night. The main topic of discussion was regarding the Midland Ministry Flood Relief Account that has been set up to help assist the flood victims from last December’s flood. Kincaid Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler attended the meeting and told Regional Radio News that some $59,000 was in the account, while $26,000 was dispersed to the flood victims.

Wheeler says Habitat for Humanity has conducted an assessment of the homes that were impacted by the flooding and noted a few of the foundation to the houses were damaged which could be an issue.

Members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency were there at the meeting. It was in mid-March that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied the state’s request for assistance. Wheeler said IEMA may file an appeal of FEMA’s denial, but it has to be done by April 9.


If you want to make a donation to help assist the Kincaid flood victims, contact the Kincaid Police Department at 217-237-5568. 

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