Durbin to meet with FEMA Wednesday

March 12, 2012 2:00:00 PM PDT
Ill. Sen. Dick Durbin is saying that it is "unacceptable" for FEMA to deny disaster aid to five southern Illinois communities affected by severe storms and tornadoes.

The February 29th storms killed seven people in Harrisburg and destroyed hundreds of homes throughout the damaged areas.

FEMA said the damage wasn't costly enough to qualify the towns for federal assistance.

Sen. Durbin plans to meet with FEMA officials in Washington Wednesday.