Hultgren Applauds Community Efforts to Address Flooding in Northern Illinois
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is taking steps to respond to the flooding currently underway across Lake and McHenry Counties in the 14th Congressional District and surrounding areas, and applauds the ongoing work carried out by government and community leaders. His efforts include coordinating with Governor Rauner’s office, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and officials and mayors in Lake and McHenry counties including Lake County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and McHenry County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to make sure families are safe and communities have the resources they need.
“The severe weather that led to flooding has taken a toll on our communities in northern Illinois, prompting increased action by state officials and an emergency declaration by the Lake County Board. The Des Plaines and Fox Rivers are predicted to crest above major flood level this weekend and into next week downriver,” said Rep. Hultgren. “My office remains in constant contact with state and local government to make sure everyone is safe and to mitigate flood damage, and I have urged local insurance providers to prepare for swift claims processing so affected families can quickly recover.
“Illinois has among the best emergency mutual aid systems of any state. When emergencies arise, local and county governments and citizens come together to help one another. DuPage County sent in sandbags, Cook County lent its massive sandbag-filling machine and many other communities are contributing, helping us fill any needs that arise. I urge our communities to continue to band together and keep an eye out for neighbors who may need assistance. Don’t hesitate to reach out to my office and county and city officials if there is anything else we can do to help.”
Emergency Contact Information
McHenry County Emergency Management Agency: 815-338-6400
Lake County Emergency Management Agency: 847-377-7100
Disaster/Flood Resource Center to Open in Round Lake Beach
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Northeast Illinois Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) will join other disaster service organizations as part of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC). Residents impacted by the floods can come to this one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives. Also, the MARC will offer free in-kind donations. There will be translators available.
965 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, (The old Garden Fresh location)
Thursday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Friday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Lunch and dinner will be provided to clients.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, Snacks will be provided to clients.
The Salvation Army has created a toll-free Donation Hotline (888-369-1349). If you wish to donate items, you must call the hotline to determine if your donation is usable specifically for this flood. We are unable to accept spontaneous donations at the site, therefore you must call the hotline and use the process that has been set up for this event.
The Illinois Department of Insurance will also be on-hand to answer questions regarding insurance coverage. Bilingual support will be available. For those not able to attend the MARC, they can call the Department of Insurance Hotline at 866-445-5364 to get insurance questions answered.