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Quinn Declares Will, Kendall Counties a Disaster Area After Flood

Governor Pat Quinn's designation allows for assistance from IEMA and FEMA.

Due to the flooding experienced on Thursday and Friday from the massive storms that rocked the area, Governor Pat Quinn has declared Will, Kendall 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."

View: Gallery: Share Your Plainfield Storm Photos and Videos

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).

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.

Damage assessment forms are also available on the IEMA website.

Kendall County EMA
Director Joseph T. Gillespie
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL 60560
(630) 553-7500, ext 1148
http://www.co.kendall.il.us/sheriff/ema.htm

Will County EMA
Harold Damron
302 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 740-8351
www.willcountyema.org

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Bob April 23, 2013 at 01:59 AM
He claims our county a disaster area. I claim his term as governor a disaster, so I guess things will stay the same.....
Sylvia April 23, 2013 at 01:16 PM
He claims to want to do all for the residents, not true, he is protecting the barge company vs the flood victims. Says we need the barges to go up the IL river. Guess he doesn't need the residents and the town of Marseilles. All talk, no action. Who voted for this guy anyway?
Frederick Dallmeyer April 23, 2013 at 04:29 PM
31,834 more people than Brady, apparently...
Lizabeth April 23, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Oh WOW- I wonder what kind of damage is on the inside of that house. How horrible!!

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