Knox County plays the waiting game for potential disaster declaration

Governor JB Pritzker’s office Monday announced that it is asking FEMA for an extension of the deadline with which to request a Federal Disaster Declaration. This is mainly because a number of counties in Illinois are still dealing with flooding, and an assessment can’t yet be complete. Knox County is one of the areas now playing a waiting game. Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director, Galesburg Fire Chief Tom Simkins, explains the situation to Will Stevenson on Galesburg’s Evening News.