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
September 21, 2010
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
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
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
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
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 10, 2010
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.