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September 22, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. –– If your home was affected in the recent flooding it could be harboring mold. “People are anxious to get on with their lives after a flood, but if you had flood waters in your home take the time to clean thoroughly so problems don’t arise later that affect your home or your health,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory Eaton from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 21, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- In the first few weeks following a disaster, residents may be confused or misled by rumors and half-truths about how to get help from the various assistance programs that are available. While state and federal programs are not intended to make storm survivors whole, they can provide the kinds of assistance that helps those affected by the summer storms to begin the recovery process.
September 20, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials will hold three briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in seven counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding. The briefings will be held at the following locations, dates and times, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will also be available at the meetings.
September 18, 2010
News Release
GROVE, Ill. -- Residents in Cook, DuPage, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties have less than a week left to apply for federal disaster unemployment assistance. Disaster unemployment benefits may be available to those working or living in one of these seven counties during the severe storms of July 19 ? Aug 7 who are unable to qualify for traditional state unemployment benefits and who:
September 16, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. --State and federal disaster officials urge residents and business owners dealing with severe storm damage and loss to adopt a "take-charge" action plan to help themselves recover from disaster. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) disaster assistance may include grants for rental assistance, essential home repairs and personal property. Apply now:
September 14, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- A fifth federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at      9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Chicago State University Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center for residents to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.
September 13, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 13, 2010
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 10, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- More than $131.3 million in federal money has already been approved to help Illinois residents recover from the severe storms and flooding occurring July 22 — Aug. 7. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to provide timely federal assistance necessary for disaster recovery in the seven counties designated for individual disaster assistance — Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago.
September 9, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Homeowners, renters and businesses who received U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications when applying for federal assistance are strongly encouraged to complete and return them as soon as possible.

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