In response to the severe storm event on April 17-18, 2013, a Disaster Proclamation was issued for Cook County. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is collecting information from homeowners, renters and businesses related to flood damage and costs from local jurisdictions in order to provide it to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The information will be used to determine whether the amount of damage reported is eligible for federal disaster funding.
If your home or business sustained damage in the severe storm event, please fill out an Initial Damage Assessment form and e mail it to Fire Chief Bill Bryzgalski at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fax the document to (708) 579-9747, or drop the form off at the La Grange Fire Department located at 300 W. Burlington Avenue.
Completed forms are due by Friday, April 26, 2013 at noon in order to meet the County's deadline. For instructions regarding filling out the form, please click here. For questions regarding the form, please contact Chief Bryzgalski at (708) 579-2338.
Additional information about this process and forms may also be found on the Illinois Emergency Management Agency website.