Impacted Cook County residents and businesses can apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 800-621-3362, applying online at disasterassistance.gov, or using the FEMA app. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 16.
Disaster Survivor Assistance teams from FEMA are going door-to-door in Cook County communities, helping impacted residents navigate the federal assistance process. Disaster recovery centers will be open in Cook County for more opportunities for residents to engage with FEMA representatives on the disaster application process.
President Joe Biden declared Cook County a federal disaster area due to the damage from storms and flooding that happened from June 29-July 2.
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