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It could soon be easier for smaller communities in Illinois like Kincaid to qualify for federal disaster relief after provisions to the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act unanimously passed through the U.S House of Representatives Monday.

 

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-13) sponsored the proposal that would require FEMA to give higher consideration to the local impact of natural disasters like the holiday floods that devastated the Kincaid community, rather than on a statewide level as is currently the case. Davis says the current formula has been, “flawed for years.”

 

 

The bill now heads to the Senate with bipartisan approval. 

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