assessments of tornado-damaged property in Illinois
are to begin Thursday.
Gov. Pat Quinn's office says
Federal Emergency Management Agency assessments are necessary so the state can request federal assistance.
Five teams will look at damage to homes and businesses in Champaign, Grundy, Massac, Pope, Tazewell and Will counties. Sunday's tornadoes destroyed hundreds of homes and left six people dead in the state.
The governor's office says
federal and state emergency officials will meet with local government officials next month. That's when they'll find out how much money was spent on disaster-related expenses.