FEMA disaster relief centers open in Cook County after summer floods

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CHICAGO (WLS) — More help is on the way for people still recovering from flooding this summer.

Four disaster recovery centers opened for residents impacted by summer storms and flooding.

Cook County Broad President Tony Preckwinkle is set to join Federal Emergency Management Agency Officials and others to announce the openings Tuesday.

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Those centers will be at:

-Washington Square Mall, 4851 West North Ave, Chicago; Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Morton College, 3801 South Central Ave. in Cicero; Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Columbus Square Fieldhouse, 500 South Central Ave., Chicago; Hours: Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Labor Day: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Berwyn Gove Avenue parking garage, 3310 Grove Ave. Berwyn; Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The goal of these centers is to kick-start the recovery efforts after the devastating flooding at the end of June.

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FEMA and Small Business Administration officials will be on hand to help residents get disaster assistance, and get help with next steps.

The goal of these centers is to kick-start the recovery efforts after the devastating flooding at the end of June.

A FEMA inspector just visited Ankur Singh’s home Tuesday morning. He had over four feet of water in his basement destroying his appliances and more.

Officials said they are now working to help many people get disaster assistance.

“It was really hard going through all of the stuff because we just had a lot of really sentimental objects in storage, just like notes from friends and family, books, old clothes, photographs, my roommate is a musician so we just had a ton of instruments that were all destroyed,” Singh said. “That is the stuff that FEMA is not covering. They are covering what they call the essentials, like your washer and dryer.”

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Earlier this month, President Biden approved Governor JB Pritzker’s disaster declaration from the June 29 to July 2 flooding.

Residents and business owners who suffered losses can apply for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App.

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