FEMA To Begin Flood Damage Assessments In 3 Illinois Counties MondayState and federal authorities will tour three Illinois counties next week, to assess damage from February floods that destroyed or severely damaged more than 120 homes.
Buyer Beware: Vehicles Damaged By Harvey Floods Coming To Used Car Lots"People need to protect themselves, particularly now, as they may be in the market for a used vehicle," said Beth Mosher, with AAA Chicago.
Cleanup Efforts Wind Down, Some Waterways Reopen After FloodingAfter two weeks of severe flooding last month, cleanup efforts are winding down in a number of northern suburbs.
Rain Makes For Busy Days For Flood Damage Restoration CompaniesThe steady rain has led to a steady stream of phone calls into companies that restore flooded basements.
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.