Flooding in Illinois: Federal disaster proclamation issued for Sept. flash flooding in south suburbs

Federal disaster proclamation issued for September flash flooding in south suburbs of Illinois

In response to the severe storms and flooding, President Joe Biden has taken action by issuing a disaster declaration for Illinois.

Federal funding is now available for those affected by the floods in Cook County. This move will provide necessary assistance to those who have been impacted by the disaster.

The financial assistance provided includes funds for temporary housing, home repairs, and low-interest loans to aid in covering uninsured property losses.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker recently issued a statement.

In the previous month, similar events occurred.

On September 17, the heavy storms led to a devastating flood in various south suburbs, namely Calumet City, Dolton, and Harvey. The rainfall reached over 6 inches, causing significant damage to the affected areas.

If you are a resident or business owner who has suffered losses, you can now start applying for assistance at the designated location.

You can reach out to FEMA for assistance by dialing 800-621-FEMA (3362) or through the FEMA App. If you require the use of a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS) or captioned telephone service, you can provide FEMA with the appropriate service number.

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