Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1800)

Incident period: September 13, 2008 to October 5, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 3, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 30, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it has obligated $2.5 million to help repair last summer's flood damage to the nation's most popular inland waterway. Sometimes called "the Key West of the Midwest," the Illinois Fox River Chain O'Lakes has 15 lakes and 45 miles of river.  It has long been a favorite recreation destination for residents of Chicago, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
October 29, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The recent flooding in northeastern Illinois affected thousands of businesses. With this fresh reminder of natural disaster risk in mind, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) urge business owners and managers to increase their chance of surviving this type of event by being ready before disasters happen.
October 28, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- People need many kinds of help after a disaster such as the devastating flooding that hit northeastern Illinois last month.? One critical need is for accurate information about disaster assistance programs.?
October 28, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- For many northeastern Illinois families that were affected by floods last month, the worst damage was caused by water in the basement. That makes this a good time to talk about all the things homeowners can do to minimize the damage the next time floodwaters threaten their basements. "The good news is there really are a number of relatively small and inexpensive measures that will make a big difference in preventing future losses," said FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Ken Tingman.
October 24, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- State and federal officials announced today that federal assistance to help people in northeastern Illinois get back on their feet following last month's devastating flooding has reached $17,826,794. More than 21,000 people have registered for assistance and, as of close of business Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved assistance to 7,167 households.
October 24, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Illinois seniors can be assured that applying for or receiving federal disaster assistance will not cause them to lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up any benefit programs they are receiving. Additionally, disaster grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) do not affect eligibility for income-based programs such as Medicaid, welfare assistance, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1800-DR (PDF 22KB)
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