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 9, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- Even if Illinois residents have previously reported damage to local officials or filled out county damage assessment forms, they could be missing out on financial help if they do not apply for disaster assistance, state and federal officials warn.
September 9, 2010
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.
September 7, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- In less than three weeks, more than $108 million has been approved in disaster assistance to flood-impacted residents, state and federal recovery officials said today.
September 3, 2010
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Labor Day marks the symbolic end of the summer; yet the work of disaster recovery continues ... Disaster Recovery Centers will be open; operators will be standing by to take your call; and, Community Relations Specialists will continue visiting hard hit neighborhoods.
September 2, 2010
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 and the Austin area. The centers will be open daily, including Labor Day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.
September 1, 2010
DOWNER’S GROVE, Ill. -- Federal Community Relations field specialists are on the ground in disaster-designated counties, reaching out to residents with information on available disaster assistance programs. President Obama approved a disaster declaration for Illinois Aug. 19 for severe storms and flooding occurring July 22 to Aug. 7. Residents of seven counties — Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago — may apply to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for aid if they had damage due to the disaster.