Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1935)
Incident period: July 19, 2010 to August 7, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 19, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 1, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — The Westchester Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at St. Joseph High School will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center opening at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov 8. The center has served more than 4,500 visitors. Hours for the state/FEMA Westchester DRC are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 6.
October 29, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — More than $292.3 million has been approved in disaster assistance grants for Illinois residents recovering from the severe storms and flooding of July 19 - Aug. 7. The deadline for new applications is Nov. 17.
October 28, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — With this week’s strong winds and rain and the impending arrival of winter, homeowners should ensure that their home-heating systems are in good working order, especially ones damaged by this summer’s floods. Federal disaster assistance may cover furnace repairs that are related to severe storms and flooding that happened from July 19 through Aug. 7, according to disaster officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 27, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- The joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Cicero, Westchester and the Austin area of Chicago will now be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, according to disaster officials. The change takes effect this Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.
October 25, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Workshops where residents can learn ways to reduce impacts from future flooding are being offered in Chicago, Glenview and Northbrook. Mitigation specialists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are hosting workshops in Illinois on small projects that can be undertaken by an individual homeowner at a reasonable cost.
October 20, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance for damages resulting from the severe storms and flooding July 19-Aug. 7 is now only four weeks away—Nov. 17. Here are important points to remember: