Village of Westmont
Date Issued: May 13, 2013
On Friday, May 10, Governor Pat Quinn announced that President Barack Obama approved a request for federal assistance to help people and businesses in 11 Illinois counties recover from historic flooding that occurred mid-April. The counties which will receive federal assistance include Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will.
The federal disaster declaration makes assistance available to flood victims, including grants to individuals and households to help with temporary housing, home repairs or replacement and other disaster-related expenses, as well as low-interest SBA loans to residents and businesses
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the assistance program, has a toll-free telephone number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY for hearing and speech impaired) for victims to apply for assistance. Registration can also be done online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
The Village of Westmont will host a special meeting to review and discuss various aspects of the recent flood event on Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Media Relations Coordinator