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July 2, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 2, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Individuals who sustained storm damages can gain valuable information about repairing and rebuilding their damaged property in a stronger, safer and smarter way by visiting one of the FEMA mitigation teams located at home improvement centers throughout the area. The mitigation teams will be available at three area home improvement centers Tuesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 7, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mitigation outreach will not be available on Thursday, July 4. The locations of the centers are: Cook County
July 2, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Disasters don’t take holidays off and neither does FEMA. Those affected by the April 16 to May 5 severe storms can register for assistance, have questions answered or check the status of their claims seven days a week including the Thursday, July 4 holiday through the FEMA Helpline. Applicants can call the Helpline at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362 during those same hours.
June 28, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $116.2 million, distributed among more than 46,250 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared for storms and flooding that occurred April 16 through May 5. The most recent flooding is not included in the presidential disaster declaration for Illinois. The latest summary of federal assistance includes:
June 27, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – If you received money from FEMA to help recover from the April 16 to May 5 flooding, you must keep the receipts or bills for which the money was used for three years. FEMA assistance must be used for eligible disaster expenses only, as identified in the approval letter from the agency. You must save documentation that demonstrates how the funds were used in meeting your disaster-related needs. Examples of proof of use include:
June 25, 2013
News Release
Aurora, Ill. – Illinoisans who were affected by the April 16 to May 5 severe weather and who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only two weeks left to call FEMA’s toll-free registration line at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 to find out if they are eligible for disaster assistance. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, is the deadline to register for assistance. Multilingual phone operators are available. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.
June 25, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Disaster survivors in Chicago have until 6 p.m. Friday, June 28 to visit the two remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in north and south Chicago. Cook County North Park Village 5801 N. Pulaski, Building C Chicago, IL 60646   Royal Savings Bank 9226 S. Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL 60617  
June 24, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – A FEMA-contracted housing inspector must visit your damaged dwelling before a determination can be made that you are eligible for an Individual Assistance grant to help repair damage caused by the storms of April 16 to May 5. The first step is to register with FEMA, which must be done before the July 9 deadline. Within a few days after registration, the applicant will receive a call from an inspector assigned to check the damage. The inspector will make an appointment to visit the dwelling.
June 24, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. –  FEMA announced Friday that it has approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request to make public assistance available in Brown County to help cover the costs that county and local governments and certain non-profits face because of response and damages incurred in the storms and flooding of April 16 to May 5.
June 21, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Individuals who sustained damages during the recent severe weather can gain valuable information about repairing and rebuilding their damaged property in a stronger, safer and smarter way by visiting one of the FEMA mitigation teams located at home improvement centers throughout the area. The mitigation teams will be available at five area home improvement centers Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations of the centers are: Cook County Home Depot 3500 N. Kimball Ave.

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