FEMA Mitigation Outreach June 25 through June 30

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Release date: 
June 24, 2013
Release Number: 
4116-IL NR-064

AURORA, Ill. – Individuals who sustained damages during the recent severe weather 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 five area home improvement centers Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The locations of the centers are:

Cook County

Home Depot

3500 N. Kimball Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618


Lowe’s Home Improvement

8411 S. Holland Rd.

Chicago, IL 60602


DuPage County

Home Depot

475 Schmale Road

Carol Stream, IL 60188


Lake County

Home Depot

2731 W. Hartigan Road

Volo, IL 60041


McHenry County

Home Depot

2461 Richmond Road

McHenry, IL 60050


Individuals and families in 33 counties whose dwellings were damaged in the severe storms of April 16 to May 5 should register with FEMA for federal and state assistance that may be available.

They can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov.

Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362. For more information visit the Illinois Disaster website www.fema.gov/disaster/4116.

Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

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.

Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835

Last Updated: 
June 24, 2013 - 09:01
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