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 10, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Residents who live in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle and Will counties, and sustained damage or property losses from the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 13 should register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance even if they have insurance.  "Insurance may not cover all your needs," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Libby Turner. "So registering and staying in touch with FEMA is very important."
October 9, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Residents and businesses of Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle and Will counties with property damage from the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 13 may call a toll-free registration line operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to register for assistance.
October 9, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The state of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open the fourth Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to serve residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 13. 
October 7, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The state of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have opened a third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to serve residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 13 from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.
October 5, 2008
News Release
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The state of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to serve residents and businesses in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle and Will counties affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ike. The severe storms and flooding from the hurricane began to hit these counties on September 13, 2008. The centers open at noon Tuesday, Oct. 7. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 8 the hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
October 3, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Illinois to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 13, 2008, and continuing.

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