Statement from Sen. Kyle McCarter:
“Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends who lost loved ones and/or suffered property damage due to the severe storms that hit Illinois Sunday. Gov. Quinn has declared Washington and six other counties (Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell and Woodford) disaster areas.
This means each of the counties will received access to emergency resources to help the impacted areas recover from the storms. State of Illinois personnel and assets are also being mobilized to help with disaster recovery, including trucks and heavy equipment to remove debris, communications equipment to help responders coordinate efforts and security personnel to assist with public safety concerns.”