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May 30, 2013
News Release
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 informed. Illinois residents who had losses or damages from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 should register with FEMA, even if they think their damages and losses won’t be covered.  Here’s why:
May 29, 2013
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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 recovery specialists, officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The location is: Woodford County Woodford County Emergency Management 301 S. Main St. Roanoke, IL 61561
May 28, 2013
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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 disaster recovery specialists, officials said today. The DRC, operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The location is: Peoria County Chillicothe Fire Department (Fire Hall) 217 W. Chestnut Chillicothe, IL 61523
May 28, 2013
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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 will be at four home improvement centers this week: Douglas Ace Home Center 1212 S. Naper Blvd., Suite 117 Naperville, IL Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1 Menards                                             500 Menard Drive                              
May 28, 2013
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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 soon as possible or it may create health hazards, especially among the elderly, the very young and those with compromised immune systems, allergies or asthma. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, individuals can prevent mold after a flood by properly drying all porous and water damaged items, such as carpets, drywall and floors.
May 28, 2013
News Release
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 available locally with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 25, 2013
News Release
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 member of a household needs to be eligible to qualify the entire household for assistance, so parents and guardians may apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on behalf of a minor child who was born here. The child’s information, including his or her social security number, will be needed to register for assistance.
May 24, 2013
News Release
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 Robinson this weekend, from Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. The teams will be on site most of the day, starting at 9:00 a.m.
May 24, 2013
News Release
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 households. The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:
May 23, 2013
News Release
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.m. Saturday, May 25. It is not necessary to visit a DRC to register with FEMA. Although the centers will close, Illinois storm survivors can continue to register by phone or online through July 9. The centers in the following locations are closing:     Fulton County Fulton County Health Dept.  700 E. Oak St. 

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