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FEMA Mitigation Outreach June 18 through June 23

Release date: 
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 way by visiting one of the FEMA mitigation teams located at home improvement centers throughout the area.

The mitigation teams will be available at five area home improvement centers Tuesday, June 18 through Sunday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The locations of the center are:

Cook County


8311 W. North Ave.

Melrose Park, IL 60160



2333 S. Cicero Ave.

Cicero, IL 60639


Home Depot

12000 S. Cicero Ave.

Alsip, IL 60803


Lake County

Home Depot

3200 West Route 60

Mundelein, IL 60060


McHenry County

Home Depot

4447 US Route 14

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Individuals and families in 33 counties whose dwellings were damaged in the severe storms of April 16 to May 5 should register with FEMA for federal and state assistance that may be available.

They can register online at or via web-enabled phone at

Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362. For more information visit the Illinois Disaster website

Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at,, and  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate's activities at The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835


Last Updated: 
July 8, 2017 - 11:39
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