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June 3, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents affected by the severe storms and flooding can get help to register for federal disaster assistance in their native language. Bilingual and multilingual specialists...
June 3, 2013
AURORA, Ill.  – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews will travel to McDonough and Mason counties to meet with survivors of the April 16 – May 5 flooding to answer questions and help them...
June 1, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Illinois residents in eight additional counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 are now eligible to register for federal disaster...
May 31, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared in the state May 10. The...
May 31, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – Two Disaster Recovery Centers are now open. One is in North Park Village and the other is in South Chicago. The DRCs provide an opportunity for those affected by the recent storms and...
May 31, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in LaSalle County will close permanently at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. It is not necessary to visit a DRC to register with FEMA. Although...
May 30, 2013
AURORA, Ill. – If you choose not to register with FEMA, you disqualify yourself from receiving federal disaster assistance. Don’t listen to rumors about eligibility for FEMA assistance. Instead, get...
May 30, 2013
AURORA, Ill.  – The Rock Island County Disaster Recovery Center opened today, and will operate Monday through Saturday, rather than seven days a week. Location and hours for the center, operated by...
May 29, 2013
AURORA, IL – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, in Woodford County to allow residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding to meet with disaster...
May 28, 2013
Aurora, IL – Floodwaters have receded from the storms that hit several weeks ago, but they have left behind the perfect damp environment for mold and mildew to thrive. Mold should be cleaned up as...
May 28, 2013
CHICAGO – If your home was damaged by the spring floods and you are beginning to make repairs, you can get advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter. FEMA hazard mitigation specialists...
May 28, 2013
AURORA, IL – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, in Peoria County to allow residents affected by the recent severe storms and flooding to meet face-to-face with...
May 26, 2013
CHICAGO – Illinois residents will get the opportunity to assist with the state’s disaster recovery while building their professional skills and drawing a paycheck. Temporary, full-time positions are...
May 25, 2013
CHICAGO – Illinois residents who are not United States citizens may be eligible for federal disaster assistance for damage from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5. Only one...
May 24, 2013
CHICAGO – In the nearly two weeks since 11 counties in Illinois were declared a major disaster area, federal assistance has reached $51 million, distributed among more than 17,000 individuals and...
May 24, 2013
CHICAGO – FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) that have been canvassing areas of the state to help residents register for disaster assistance will be doing outreach at the Walmart in...
May 23, 2013
More Illinois Counties Added to Disaster Declaration  CHICAGO – Illinois residents in 14 additional counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding in April are now eligible to register...
May 23, 2013
CHICAGO – Two federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will permanently close this week. The DRC in Fulton County will close at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24. The DRC in Grundy County will close at 7 p...
May 22, 2013
CHICAGO – If your home was damaged by the spring floods and you are beginning to make repairs, you can get advice on how to rebuild stronger, safer and smarter. Federal Emergency Management Agency...
May 21, 2013
CHICAGO – If you’ve registered for federal disaster assistance and received a letter saying you’re ineligible, make sure to double check that you provided all the necessary information when you...

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