News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/9/2010 4:31:25 PM to 9/11/2010 12:00:06 AM.

News Flash

La Grange News

Posted on: August 9, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Severe Rain and Flood Event Update - FEMA Tours Cook County

In follow-up to the severe rain event of July 24, officials from FEMA and IEMA have arrived in Cook County and will be touring the area to collect assessment information. This field work will be used to determine if Cook County should be declared a federal disaster area.

While historically federal emergency response teams have focused on individual damage assessments involving living spaces (such as first floor occupancy), municipalities are encouraged to forward individual assessments as they are received no matter where flooding occurred.

If Cook County is declared a federal disaster area, Cook County residents will be eligible to apply for disaster assistance. The federal government will consider aid after any applicable private insurance coverage has been applied. Thereafter, federal assistance will generally be in two forms - grants and loans. There are qualifications and limits to those qualifications on a per household basis. For example, building systems such as furnaces have generally been eligible, while personal property such as televisions generally are not eligible for reimbursement.

If you were impacted by the severe rain event on July 24 and have not already done so, please complete a Data Collection Form by clicking on the link below and return it to the Village as soon as possible.

Please contact Andrianna Peterson, Assistant Village Manager at (708) 579-2315 with any questions.

Data Collection Form
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in La Grange News