News, Media & Events: Illinois


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to host an in-person open house meeting on January 25, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM CT. The open house will introduce St. Clair County residents to their updated flood maps. 

FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is offering a series of one-hour trainings on the federal procurement rules applicable to recipients and subrecipients purchasing under a FEMA grant award. These virtual trainings will be facilitated by GPD’s Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT).

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

It’s been three months since President Biden signed the disaster declaration for the July 25-28 flooding in St. Clair County. Since then, more than $29 million in federal funds has been provided to disaster survivors to help them with their recovery.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 13, 2023
Representatives from FEMA will host a Flood Map Information Open House for communities in Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties, Illinois on January 17, 18, 24 and 25.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 18, 2023
For homeowners and renters who sustained damage from the July 25-28 floods in St. Clair County, the deadline to apply for federal assistance has passed. In rare cases, though, you may be eligible to submit a late application to FEMA.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 12, 2023