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CHICAGO – The Office of United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement in response to the severe storm that devastated parts of Southern Illinois Wednesday morning:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of people in Southern Illinois, and throughout the Midwest, who experienced the devastation and destruction brought on by this morning's storms. The Office of Senator Kirk expresses deep appreciation and tremendous gratitude for the hundreds of emergency response personnel and volunteers who have taken rescue and cleanup efforts upon themselves. We are working closely with the members of the Illinois delegation, will be following all future developments, and stand ready to do anything we can to assist in this difficult time."
If you or someone you know has been affected by Wednesday's storms, you can apply for assistance from FEMA here, or contact Senator Kirk's Office directly at 217-492-5089 or 312-886-3506.