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June 21, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – The summer cooling season has arrived in Illinois and those in areas affected by the April 16 to May 5 storms may be eligible for repair or replacement of heating, ventilation and...
June 21, 2013
AURORA, Ill. –  FEMA announced Friday that it has approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request to make public assistance available in Brown County to help cover the costs that county and local governments...
June 20, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – As thousands of structures in Illinois are being rebuilt or repaired due to damage from this spring’s severe weather, state and federal emergency management officials are urging...
June 20, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced five newly selected members of the FEMA National Youth Preparedness Council (...
June 20, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Homeowners may be eligible for disaster assistance for repairs to private wells and septic systems damaged or contaminated by the spring storms between April 16 and May 5. The damaged...
June 19, 2013
AURORA, Ill. –Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cook County will close at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21. Cook County 1486 Miner St. (next to the Des Plaines Theater) Des Plaines, IL 60616   Forest...
June 18, 2013
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Michigan.Assistance...
June 18, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Illinoisans who sustained damages during the April 16 to May 5 severe weather are encouraged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance before the registration period ends on July 9...
June 18, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Illinoisans who received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application for disaster assistance are urged to complete and return it as soon as possible. Doing so...
June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Michigan to supplement...
June 17, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – A letter from FEMA denying federal disaster assistance may not be the final word. Applicants for disaster assistance should not be discouraged or disappointed if such a letter is...
June 17, 2013
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...
June 15, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – The four FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have changed their hours of operation. They will continue to be open Monday through Saturday; however, beginning Monday, June 17,...
June 15, 2013
Photo available for download: http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/12217 AURORA, Ill. –  To help entire communities recover from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 to May 5,...
June 14, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $94 million, distributed among more than 35,400 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared for the state May...
June 14, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Fifteen additional Illinois counties are now eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds and...
June 14, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Lisle Police Department, 5040 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL 60532, will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)...
June 13, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – After the spring storms and flooding that took place between April 16 and May 5, many affected residents have spoken to representatives from insurance companies and state and local...
June 12, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – FEMA disaster assistance may sometimes cover damages that flood insurance does not. Illinois residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from April 16 to May 5 need to apply...
June 11, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois households currently receiving rental assistance through FEMA for the severe storms and flooding from April 16 to May 5 must provide the necessary paperwork to recertify for...

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