Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding (DR-4116)

Incident period: April 16, 2013 to May 5, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 10, 2013
FEMA Mitigation Specialist speaks with residents at local home improvement store
FEMA Mitigation Specialist speaks with residents at local home improvement store

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July 18, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – If your home or business is in an area that floods frequently and the building received substantial damage from flooding during the spring storms, local officials may require you to elevate, relocate, or demolish your structure to prevent future losses.  This can be quite costly, but NFIP standard flood insurance policies will pay up to $30,000 of the eligible costs under the increased cost of compliance (ICC) coverage.
July 15, 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 16 through Sunday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations of the centers are: Cook County Menards 6100 East Ave. Hodgkins, IL 60525
July 12, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $134.1 million, distributed among more than 54,540 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared for storms and flooding that occurred April 16 through May 5. Storm damage after May 5 is not included in the presidential disaster declaration for Illinois. The latest summary of federal assistance includes:
July 10, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill.  – Flooding accounts for more than 90 percent of declared disasters in Illinois. And, it is no wonder – Illinois has one of the largest inland systems of rivers, lakes and streams in the United States with nearly 15 percent of its total land area flood prone. To protect its residents, most counties and communities have adopted and enforce floodplain management ordinances that prevent new development from increasing flood heights and take actions that reduce the risk of future flooding. 
July 5, 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 9 through Sunday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations of the centers are:   Cook County Home Depot 655 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015  
July 5, 2013
News Release
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $126.4 million, distributed among more than 51,100 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared for storms and flooding that occurred April 16 through May 5. Storm damage after May 5 is not included in the presidential disaster declaration for Illinois. The latest summary of federal assistance includes:

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