Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1729)

Incident period: August 20, 2007 to August 31, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 25, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 9, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Browns County Market is hosting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hazard mitigation specialists who will staff a display and show examples of cleanup and construction techniques as well as flood insurance information for the public.
October 9, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Three state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. and will reopen Monday, Oct. 15 as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) federal and state disaster officials announced today. Those centers are: the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State Street, Suite 302, Sycamore; the Kane County North Campus, 530 S. Randall Road, St.Charles; and the Seneca Village Hall, 340 N. Cash Street, Seneca. The Sycamore DLOC will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. The St.
October 5, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When residents suffer losses, the last thing they need is misinformation.
October 4, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- As of Thursday morning, 428 Illinois residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 20 - 31 have applied for disaster assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA).
October 3, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill . -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are establishing short term Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Will and Lake Counties for residents who suffered damages from recent severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 20 - 31.
October 2, 2007
News Release
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Community Relations (CR) teams of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are busy reaching out to Illinois residents in Dekalb, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle, Lake and Will counties affected by the severe storms and flooding Aug. 20-31, 2007. CR teams are canvassing neighborhoods and spreading the word that disaster aid is available. They deliver vital disaster recovery information to storm victims as well as coordinate with county emergency managers and other local officials.

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