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
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 3, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – FEMA has extended the registration deadline by 15 days to July 24 for federal assistance from the storms and flooding of April 16 to May 5. In addition, Illinois residents in two additional counties are now eligible to register for disaster assistance. FEMA approved the State of Illinois request to add Putnam and Warren counties to the disaster declaration for individual assistance issued May 10 and to extend the registration deadline.
July 2, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.