There’s a story that began floating yesterday that an Illinois residents turned away FEMA people from their tornado-ravaged town.

Glenn Beck reported it on his radio show and on The Blaze website.

He didn’t mention the town.

We, as residents of Central Illinois, know the two towns hit hardest this past Sunday were Gifford, IL – where a significant portion of that small town was either leveled or damaged – and Washington, IL near Peoria which experienced even more intense destruction.

In the local paper, there was a story and a picture of a FEMA representative in Gifford walking around.

So that leaves Washington, IL.

Has anyone in that neck of the woods got any first-hand information?

Here’s Beck’s story:

What One Community Told FEMA That Has Glenn Beck Saying ‘Success, America’
Nov. 21, 2013 1:47pm Erica Ritz

Glenn Beck told his radio audience Thursday that when he started his charity, Mercury One, the goal was to recreate the American spirit that existed in the 1920s.

In that era, he said, there was a devastating flood and the federal government attempted to offer assistance — only to be turned away by the people.

“When the trucks came, the people actually met those trucks in the streets with guns and said, ‘Turn your federal trucks around. We don’t need you here, we don’t want you here. We are a community that takes care of ourselves,’” Beck said. “And they actually turned the trucks around and sent them back home to Washington.”



5 thoughts on “Illinois town turns away FEMA? With guns? So says the Blaze”
  1. John,

    Was Glenn referring to an incident from the “20’s”? The text speaks of “In that era…”

  2. If FEMA gives you aid it comes with strings attached.

    Locally we had a flood that wiped out a small town and the locals refused FEMA. Too many strings attached

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