FEMA Denies Illinois' Request For Federal Flood AssistanceFEMA administrator W. Craig Fugate said in a letter notifying the state of the denial that the damage from floods and severe storms isn't beyond the capabilities of the state, affected municipalities and voluntary agencies.
New Report Details Urban Flooding Problems In IllinoisUrban flooding in Illinois is most common in older parts of towns and has been made worse by urbanization and changes in climate, according to a new state report.
Federal Grants To Provide $190M In Flood ReliefGrants can be used to help with home repairs, replacement of damaged personal property and other disaster-related expenses.
Thousands Line Up To Meet Deadline For State Flood AssistanceOn Friday, thousands of Chicago area residents were lining up at social service centers, waiting for a chance to get help from the state to pay for flood relief from the April and May storms.
3 Weeks Left For Spring Flood Victims To Apply For Federal AidIn just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.
A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making RepairsIt has been one month since major flooding overwhelmed much of the Chicago area, but many of the victims are no closer to being able to return to their homes.
Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster AreasOn Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster ReliefHelp is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.
Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup WorkWork to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.
Cleanup Costs Can Pile Up For Flood Victims With Worst DamageNearly a week after widespread flooding damaged thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, the exhausting and costly cleanup process continued for many flood victims on Wednesday.
American Red Cross Distributing Cleanup Kits For Flood VictimsThe American Red Cross has opened 12 sites in eight counties to distribute 5,000 cleanup kits to people with water damage from the recent flooding.
A Tale Of Two Restaurants: Flood Damage Varies Depending On PreparationsTwo eateries next door to each other in northwest suburban River Grove were in very different stages of cleanup on Tuesday, as flood waters from the Des Plaines River slowly receded.