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There will be no disaster declaration for one area county dealing with recent flooding.

The Knox County Emergency Management Agency (KCEMA) learned they won't be getting State or Federal Declaration of Disaster for the severe weather and related flooding that occurred in Galesburg and Knox County during the week of May 28.

State officials informed KCEMA Coordinator Tom Simkins that even though the rainfall on May 28 caused significant flooding, especially in the Galesburg area, the weather event was not large enough to cause widespread damage outside the Knox County area. 

Given the absence of a declared disaster at the federal level, there will be no public or individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the week of May 28.