Illinois Homeowners Affected By Severe Weather Receive Recovery Aid

May 17, 2013

Illinois flooding reliefFollowing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Agency’s announcement that federal disaster aid is now available to the State of Illinois, it has ordered federal aid to enhance recovery efforts made by state and local governments in areas affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from April 16 to May 5, 2013. This federal funding action made by the President is available to Illinois homeowners  in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will counties who have been stricken by this adverse natural incident.

Assistance given by this aid may include grants for short-term housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to help restore uninsured property losses and other programs to aid individuals and business owners in recovery from the malicious effects of the disaster. Statewide federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures that need to be taken.

The Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery in the harmed areas has been named W. Michael Moore. He has stated that further appropriations may be made if requested by the state at a later date if the request is warranted by the results of damage assessments.

Looking to apply assistance for a sustained loss? You can begin applying for assistance by registering at , by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or on your mobile device at If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, please call 1-800-462-7585. For those who use Video Relay Service, call 1-800-621-3362. These numbers are toll-free and operate 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

For tips on protecting your Chicago home from flooding, read this article.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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