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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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