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June 18, 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 18 through Sunday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations of the center are: Cook County Menards 8311 W. North Ave.
June 15, 2013
News Release
Photo available for download: http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/12217 AURORA, Ill. –  To help entire communities recover from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 to May 5, FEMA is working to make sure Illinois residents with disabilities and those with functional needs have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
June 15, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – The four FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have changed their hours of operation. They will continue to be open Monday through Saturday; however, beginning Monday, June 17, the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The DRC locations are: Chicago                                                                                  North Park Village                                          5801 N. Pulaski, Bldg. C                                                        Chicago, IL 60646       
June 14, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $94 million, distributed among more than 35,400 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared for the state May 10. The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households for losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:
June 14, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Lisle Police Department, 5040 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532, will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 17, 2013. At the DLOC, SBA customer service representatives will issue disaster loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help individuals complete their application and close their approved disaster loans.
June 14, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Fifteen additional Illinois counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of April 16 to May 5.
June 13, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – After the spring storms and flooding that took place between April 16 and May 5, many affected residents have spoken to representatives from insurance companies and state and local agencies about disaster assistance and may be under the mistaken impression they have registered with FEMA.  The way to know for sure that you have registered with FEMA is if you have been assigned a nine-digit Registration Identification Number, which verifies your registration status.
June 12, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – FEMA disaster assistance may sometimes cover damages that flood insurance does not. Illinois residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from April 16 to May 5 need to apply for disaster assistance even if they have insurance. You must apply directly with FEMA. Filing a flood insurance claim or meeting with your insurance agent does not register you with FEMA.
June 11, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois households currently receiving rental assistance through FEMA for the severe storms and flooding from April 16 to May 5 must provide the necessary paperwork to recertify for continued rental help in order to ensure no interruption of benefits.
June 10, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents who had damage from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 have only 30 days left to register for FEMA disaster assistance. Federal disaster assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. FEMA provides several ways for residents of the 33 counties included in the major disaster declaration to register by the deadline of Tuesday, July 9.

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