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Flooding Information for Area Residents

Governor Bruce Rauner recently issued a state disaster proclamation for Lake, McHenry, and Kane Counties due to severe flooding. The state has already helped issue the delivery of 350,000 sandbags to area residents and more to an Illinois Department of Transportation yard in northern Illinois for further distribution.

In addition to activating further emergency operation plans, the disaster proclamation makes a wide variety of state resources available to residents such as sandbags, plastic, pumps and trucks.  Services from the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other non-profit organizations are also available, including shelters, and flood clean-up kits.  Please contact your county emergency management agency (EMA) to see if other types of assistance are available in your area.

After the Flood FAQ:
  • If you are still in need of sandbags, first check your local municipality. 
  • Contact your county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to report damage to your home:
  • If you have flood insurance, contact your insurance company to report your damage. 
  • Even if you don’t have flood insurance, you should still contact your insurance company to ensure all potential assistance has been sought. 
  • Take pictures of the damage and make a list of any possessions damaged or destroyed. 
  • Keep receipts for costs incurred during the flood, such as receipts for hotels, clean-up, replacement and repair. 
  • Click here to read the full details of the state disaster proclamation and for more helpful information. 

For further questions or help call Rep. Andersson’s district office at (630) 457-5460.

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