Due to the flooding experienced on Thursday and Friday from the massive storms that rocked the area, Governor Pat Quinn has declared Kendall and Kane Counties and surrounding counties as disaster areas.
"The past two days I’ve seen up close the terrible impact the flooding has had across Illinois," Governor Quinn said on his website. “As communities across our state continue to face the challenges of this flood, we will continue doing all we can to ensure people are safe and getting the help they need to get through this."
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Kendall County, along with Will County, DuPage, Cook are some of the 42 counties that have been declared as disaster areas and can now secure relief through Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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This means that residents requesting FEMA funds or assistance should document any damage with photographs and meticulous, time specific notes. After the water recedes, contact your county EMA office, who will assess the damage and then contact IEMA who will contact FEMA.
Kendall County EMA
Director Joseph T. Gillespie
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-7500, ext 1148
Will County EMA
302 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432