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June 5, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are offering childcare services for visitors seeking in-person information on FEMA assistance for the recent flooding that took place from April 16 to May 5. Volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief will be providing the free childcare at the DRC in North Park Village and in South Chicago from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through this Friday, June 7.
June 5, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Whether or not your home was damaged by the recent severe weather, FEMA mitigation teams are available at six locations throughout the area to provide free advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter. Illinoisans who do not have storm damage, but want to better protect their home from future storms are encouraged to visit one of the mitigation teams. The FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the home improvement centers Wednesday, June 5, through Sunday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations are:
June 4, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Renters who had damage from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 may be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance. Homeownership is NOT a requirement for FEMA help. Under the FEMA Housing Assistance program, both homeowners and renters who are displaced from their homes may be eligible for rental assistance grants. Immediate hotel/motel lodging may be covered, as well as longer term rental while the original home or rented quarters is repaired, or they move into replacement housing.
June 3, 2013
News Release
AURORA, IL – FEMA disaster assistance applicants who do not complete and submit the companion U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance loan application could be throwing money away. No FEMA applicant is required to accept an SBA disaster assistance loan. However, the SBA loan application provides financial information necessary to determine whether to offer a low interest loan or refer the applicant back to FEMA for possible additional grant assistance.
June 3, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill.  – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews will travel to McDonough and Mason counties to meet with survivors of the April 16 – May 5 flooding to answer questions and help them register for FEMA assistance. The dates and locations are: McDonough County Health Department 505 E. Jackson St. Macomb, IL 61455 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, through Saturday, June 8.   Mason County Bath Village Offices 205 E. First St. Bath, IL 62617
June 3, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents affected by the severe storms and flooding can get help to register for federal disaster assistance in their native language. Bilingual and multilingual specialists with the FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) began canvassing neighborhoods shortly after the presidential disaster declaration to help American Sign Language (ASL) and non-English speakers understand the registration process.
June 1, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents in eight additional counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 are now eligible to register for federal disaster assistance. FEMA approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request to add Brown, Calhoun, Clark, Douglas, Henry, Pike, Whiteside and Winnebago counties to the major disaster declaration issued May 10.
May 31, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared in the state May 10. The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:
May 31, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers are now open. One is in North Park Village and the other is in South Chicago. The DRCs provide an opportunity for those affected by the recent storms and flooding to meet with disaster recovery specialists to ask questions and register for FEMA assistance. The facilities, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The locations are: North Park Village 5801 N. Pulaski, Bldg. C Chicago, IL  60646
May 30, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill.  – The Rock Island County Disaster Recovery Center opened today, and will operate Monday through Saturday, rather than seven days a week. Location and hours for the center, operated by Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, are as follows: Rock Island County Rock Island County Emergency Management Agency Office 6120 78th  Ave. Milan, IL 61264 Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday

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