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June 21, 2013
News Release
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 cooling systems (HVAC) if they were damaged or destroyed by flooding and were not covered by insurance.
June 20, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 20, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 20, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 20, 2013
News Release
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 well must be the sole source of water for the home to be eligible for FEMA assistance. The repairs must also not be covered by insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits.
June 20, 2013
News Release
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 homeowners and business owners to take steps that will minimize damage from future storms.
June 18, 2013
News Release
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 View Fire Department 7010 W. 46th St. Forest View, IL 60402  
June 18, 2013
News Release
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 will keep the door open for other types of assistance. SBA disaster loan applications are sent to disaster survivors who may qualify for disaster aid as a result of the April 16 to May 5 severe weather.
June 18, 2013
News Release
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, 2013. The registration process normally takes less than half an hour. Applicants will need to provide a social security number, current and pre-disaster address and phone number, insurance information and total household annual income. An applicant’s banking information (routing and account number) will be needed for direct deposit into an applicant’s account.
June 18, 2013
News Release
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 received. Receipt of these letters does not necessarily mean “case closed.” Many times the letter is received because more information is needed by FEMA. Illinois survivors of the April 16 to May 5 severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding have the right to appeal FEMA’s decision about what assistance they can receive.

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