Governor JB Pritzker today announced the
"Recent heavy rains have had a devastating effect on the residents of
"Nearly half of all residents impacted by a disaster will rely on their neighbors or community in the hours and days following the disaster," said IEMA Director
Residents affected by the recent storm can visit the MARC at the Kruse Center located at
Masks will be required for all individuals visiting the MARC. Once on-site, residents will be paired with a Service Ambassador who can help the residents navigate the facility and ensure their needs are addressed. The
Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): One of the most sought-after resources following any storm, including a flood, is a clean-up kit. A clean-up kit consists of a bucket, mop, gloves, cleaning supplies, sponges, broom and a squeegee. Representatives will be on-hand to provide these kits to residents in need. Volunteer organizations will also provide crisis counseling resources and individual case management to continue to address the needs of those impacted by recent flooding.
Also, in attendance will be various local non-profits, community organizations and faith-based disaster relief organizations to assist those directly impacted by the flooding.
Online Services Also Available
Those who are unable to attend this event, can visit the Ready Illinois website to find a list of resources available to those impacted by the disaster. If additional resources are needed, residents are encouraged to contact their local emergency management office or the