LISLE, Ill. -- Federal money continues to flow to Illinois residents who were affected by severe storms and flooding, with $35.3 million in federal assistance approved for residents in the seven counties designated for Individual Assistance — Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working closely with the state to provide timely federal assistance necessary for their disaster recovery. The following is a summary of ongoing disaster assistance as of close of business Aug. 26:
- $35,386,458 in disaster assistance grants have been approved for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance.
- 27,170 Illinois residents have applied for assistance. Nearly 30 percent of those applications were made online.
- 29 people visited the mobile Freeport Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on opening day, Thursday, Aug.26, to talk with recovery specialists.
- 13,337 home inspections have been completed, with 534 inspectors in the field.
Individuals are encouraged to apply for assistance before visiting a DRC by calling toll-free
1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. FEMA operators are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT seven days a week until further notice. Help is available in other languages. Applications can also be completed online anytime at www.disasterassistance.gov.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.