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:
3500 N. Kimball Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Lowe’s Home Improvement
8411 S. Holland Rd.
Chicago, IL 60602
475 Schmale Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
2731 W. Hartigan Road
Volo, IL 60041
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.
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