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FEMA Mitigation Outreach July 16 through July 21

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July 15, 2013
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AURORA, Ill. – Individuals who sustained storm damages 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 three area home improvement centers Tuesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The locations of the centers are:

Cook County


6100 East Ave.

Hodgkins, IL 60525

Lake County

Home Depot

493 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Lake County


2700 W. Lake Cook Rd.

Long Grove, IL 60047

Individuals and families in 35 counties whose dwellings were damaged in the severe storms of April 16 to May 5 should register with FEMA by Tuesday, July 24, for federal and state assistance that may be available.

They can register online at or via web-enabled phone at  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

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,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at 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: 
July 15, 2013 - 08:30
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