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

October 12, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- The temporary state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Freeport will be closing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 16, but disaster assistance will be only a phone call away.
October 8, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Nearly $245 million has been approved in disaster assistance grants for Illinois residents recovering from the severe storms and flooding of July 19 - Aug. 7. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) work together  to provide disaster recovery assistance to homeowners, renters, and business owners in the seven counties designated for Individual Assistance — Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago.
October 7, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Disasters don't take a holiday and neither will the staff at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Freeport, Cicero, Westchester, Chicago State University and the Austin area of Chicago. The centers will be open Monday through Saturday, including Columbus Day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
October 6, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Recipients of state and federal disaster assistance grants will not have to pay taxes on those funds. Disaster relief payments provided to survivors of the Illinois severe storms and flooding are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes such as Social Security, Medicare and federal unemployment taxes, said officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
October 4, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials will hold a briefing to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Moultrie County apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding. The briefing will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at: Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library2 West Water St.Sullivan, IL 61951
October 4, 2010
News Release
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Con artists in Illinois and neighboring states have attempted to defraud people who had damage from flooding or have tried to defraud the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) warn residents to keep these points in mind:

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Illinois, FEMA-1935-DR (PDF 21KB)
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