Beware of the potential for scams and callers requesting personal information. If you suspect fraud when contacted by a potential contractor or caller seeking personal information in exchange for some form of assistance, report the incident to your local law enforcement.
The Division of Professional Regulation licenses roofers in Illinois
and has prepared a list of licensed roofers working in Illinois. It is especially important for home and business owners in the communities affected by the weekend storms to make sure that only licensed roofers perform necessary repairs to their damaged property. During the aftermath of a natural disaster, unscrupulous or unlicensed companies may try to take advantage of uninformed property owners. For help finding a roofer, please refer to the list available at www.IDFPR.com
. Find a licensed roofer
Homeowners may contact the Illinois Department of Insurance with insurance-related questions or to receive information about filing a complaint against an insurance carrier.
The toll free number is 866-445-5364. For more information consumers may also visit the Department's Web site at insurance.illinois.gov
VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS INFORMATION
FINANCIAL GIFTS ARE THE BEST WAY TO HELP!
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP
- Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed
MATERIAL DONATIONS FOR DISASTERS
- Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers
Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster.
Call 1-800-985-5990. It's Free. It's Confidential.
1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746
TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517
Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster?
Signs of distress may include any of the following physical and emotional reactions:
- Sleeping too much or too little • Stomachaches or headaches
- Anger, feeling edgy or lashing out at others
- Overwhelming sadness
- Worrying a lot of the time; feeling guilty but not sure why
- Feeling like you have to keep busy
- Lack of energy or always feeling tired
- Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco more than usual; using illegal drugs
- Eating too much or too little
- Not connecting with others
- Feeling like you won't ever be happy again
- Rejecting of help.
You may be suffering more than you need to. We can help!
The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support.
The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States, all of whom provide:
- Crisis counseling for those who are in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
- Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
- Tips for healthy coping
- Referrals to local crisis call centers or 2-1-1 call centers for additional follow-up care & support