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Lt. Governor Simon encourages flood victims to attend IEMA buyout meeting 

 
CARBONDALE – June 30, 2011. As relief efforts continue following the record-setting April floods in Southern Illinois, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is encouraging residents of Alexander County to attend a community meeting on July 5th to learn more about buyouts and flood mitigation options.  

“Our community has been greatly impacted by this natural disaster and devastation, but together we are working to overcome these obstacles and learn about options available to the region,” Simon said.  

Alexander County, in collaboration with Southern Illinois University (SIU), the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Lt. Governor’s Office, will host an informational meeting and answer questions about ongoing mitigation efforts at 6 p.m. on July 5th at the Egyptian School cafeteria, 20023 Diswood Road, Tamms. Any questions prior to the meeting should be directed to Twyla Wareing at 618-776-5431.  

For more information about disaster prevention, please see FEMA’s website on property acquisition projects: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/mitmeasures/buyouts.shtm and on elevating homes: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/mitmeasures/elevate.shtm.