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Flood Response and Recovery Information

Many people in Lake, McHenry, Cook, Kane and other counties in northeastern Illinois are dealing with the aftermath of floodwaters in their homes. It’s important to stay safe during this time, so please check out the Illinois Department of Public Health’s guide, After the Flood​. ​​

 

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Resources for Residents Affected by Flooding

Illinois Department of Insurance: (866) 445-5364

Plan, Prepare and Prevent: What to do before and after a disaster? http://insurance.illinois.gov/Main/PlanPreparePrevent.pdf

Additional disaster information: http://insurance.illinois.gov/

Illinois Department of Human Services (800) 843-6154

http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item+29757

The programs listed below are available on an on-going basis and are not specifically related to a disaster situation. These are provided as a reference. This list is not all inclusive and programs are strictly based on income and/or prior client approval

  • Replacement Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program

  • Emergency & Transitional Housing, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid, CHIP), Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services/Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Funeral and Burial assistance, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Crisis counseling, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) , Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Child Care Assistance Program, Illinois Department of Human Services

     

    Illinois Department of Public Health

                After the Flood brochure: http://www.idph.state.il.us/pdf/AfterTheFlood.pdf

    Illinois Secretary of State

                Duplicate driver’s license, state ID card or vehicle registration: 800-252-8980.

    Priority title services: 217-524-7889

    Illinois Attorney General’s Office

    For information on avoiding post-disaster scams and other consumer rights information: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/consumer_publications.html

    Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

                The agency administers programs that can assist impacted residents:

                https://www.illinois.gov/ready/Press/Documents/DCEOservices.pdf

     

    Illinois Department on Aging 

    For information on assistance for senior citizens affected by flooding and their caregivers: Senior Help Line: 800-335-7883

    American Red Cross

                Hotline: 847-220-7495

In the wake of a flood, the American Red Cross helps flooding victims by providing client casework, mental health counseling, recovery assistance and basic household cleaning supplies.        
 

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