BROOKPORT, IL (KFVS) - Early Monday morning, Governor Pat Quinn filed with the federal emergency management agency the state's request for federal disaster relief for individuals.
That's money for homeowners and residential people and businesses.
Teams from FEMA were out the last four days in all 15 counties looking at over 2,500 homes that have been impacted, with close to 1,000 homes that have been destroyed.
Armed with that information, the data is sent to the regional administrator of FEMA located in Chicago and then it goes to president Barack Obama.
Quinn said he's confident the state will get the money they need, something that didn't happen for victims of the leap day tornado in Harrisburg.
"The devastation here is ten times worse than what occurred in Harrisburg, and it was very bad in Harrisburg," said Governor Quinn. We have literally hundreds and hundreds of homes that have been destroyed, uninhabitable, businesses that have been lost, people who have lost all of their processions."
During the press conference, a $100,000 check was presented to the American Red Cross from Walmart.
Kathy George, one of the victims who died had worked at the Paducah Wal-Mart in Kentucky for over 21 years.
Red Cross officials say that money will benefit efforts to people across the state.
According to FEMA, that decision should be made in the next couple of days from the federal government on whether or not they will get federal assistance.