Springfield, Ill. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the Rantoul Disaster Recovery Center at the Rantoul Recreation Building at 100 E. Flessner Ave. will close effective Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
After that date, survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes can still get information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).
Applicants who have not contacted FEMA to apply for assistance can do so online at DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov for those who use a smartphone or tablet. They can also call FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-3362. Survivors who use TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
Applicants should contact FEMA if they change their mailing address, phone number or e-mail address, if they receive an insurance settlement or discover additional damage.
Brookport and East Peoria Recovery Centers Closed Sundays
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 22, the Brookport Disaster Recovery Center at the Brookport Library and the East Peoria Disaster Recovery Center at the Festival of Lights will be closed on Sundays. The centers will continue serving their communities from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Recovery Center Holiday Hours
Holiday hours for the centers are 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26. The centers will be closed on Christmas Day.
For the latest information on Illinois’ recovery from the Nov. 17 storms, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4157. Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, facebook.com/fema and youtube.com/fema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
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. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
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