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 1, 2010
News Release
DOWNER’S GROVE, Ill. -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Sept. 1,  in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago for residents to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists, officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., CDT, seven days a week, until further notice, at the following location:
August 27, 2010
News Release
LISLE, Ill. -- Federal money continues to flow to Illinois residents who were affected by severe storms and flooding, with $35.3 million in federal assistance approved for residents in the seven counties designated for Individual Assistance —  Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with the state to provide timely federal assistance necessary for their disaster recovery. The following is a summary of ongoing disaster assistance as of close of business Aug. 26:
August 27, 2010
News Release
LISLE, Ill. -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Saturday, Aug. 28, in Westchester for residents to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists, officials said today. The DRCs, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, at the following location: St. Joseph High School1840 Mayfair Ave.(West entrance via Oxford Street)Westchester, IL 60154
August 27, 2010
News Release
LISLE, Ill. -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in Cicero for residents of Cook county to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists, officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, including Labor Day.  The location is: 
August 23, 2010
News Release
LISLE, Ill.  – More than 11,000 people have applied for assistance and nearly $1 million has been approved in grants since the president declared seven Illinois counties eligible for federal disaster assistance Aug. 19. Residents in Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago may be eligible for federal disaster help as they recover from severe storms and flooding that struck Illinois July 22 through Aug. 7.
August 19, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Illinois. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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