DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- State disaster officials will hold three briefings to help representatives from state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in seven counties apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding.
The briefings will be held at the following locations, dates and times, according to officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will also be available at the meetings.
For Ogle and Stephenson counties:
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Highland Community College, Marvin Burt Liberal Arts Center, Room M-120, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport
For Carroll and Jo Daviess counties:
Thursday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m., Elizabeth Community Center, U.S. Hwy. 20 at West St., Elizabeth
For Adams, Pike and Schuyler counties:
Friday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m., Paul Heath Center – Auditorium, 1301 S. 48th St., Quincy
The briefings will provide information about FEMA's Public Assistance (infrastructure) program for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure that were damaged during the severe storms and flooding that occurred between July 19 and Aug. 7.
These meetings do not address FEMA's Individual Assistance program for homeowners, renters and business owners.
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.