Senator Tracy: Residents asked to report flooding damage

Illinois citizens affected by spring and summer flooding are being asked to report any damage to local officials to help the state qualify for federal aid, according to Senator Jil Tracy.

“Earlier this week, the Governor asked residents around the state to assess any damage they received from local flooding, and report it as soon as they can to officials at their counties’ emergency management agencies,” Senator Tracy said. “This information is needed to determine if the state will be eligible to receive recovery funding from the federal government.”

A formal request for federal assistance must be submitted by August 3, which is 30-days after the last impacted river fell below major flood stage. To help counties with the necessary reporting requirement, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has made available teams to assist with the damage assessment process.

The State of Illinois has established a website (https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/2019Floods/Pages/default.aspx) that allows residents and business owners to submit an initial damage report online. Once reported via the state’s flood recovery website, the submission is forwarded to the appropriate county emergency management agency for follow-up reporting.

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