FEMA Mitigation Outreach July 9 through July 14


AURORA, IL – July 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Individuals who sustained storm damages can gain valuable information about repairing and rebuilding their damaged property in a stronger, safer and smarter way by visiting one of the FEMA mitigation teams located at home improvement centers throughout the area.

The mitigation teams will be available at three area home improvement centers Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The locations of the centers are:

Cook County

Home Depot

655 Lake Cook Rd.

Deerfield, IL 60015

DuPage County


521 E. North Ave.

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Lake County

Lowe’s Home Improvement

1660 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Individuals and families in 35 counties whose dwellings were damaged in the severe storms of April 16 to May 5 should register with FEMA by Tuesday, July 24, for federal and state assistance that may be available.

They can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov.  Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. People who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS) can call 800-621-3362. For more information visit the Illinois Disaster website www.fema.gov/disaster/4116.

Multilingual phone operators are available on the FEMA helpline. Choose Option 2 for Spanish and Option 3 for other languages.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.  Also, follow Administrator Craig Fugate’s activities at twitter.com/craigatfema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Media Contact: 571-408-1835

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