Wednesday, May 15, 2013
DuPage County residents affected by the mid-April flooding can apply for assistance via the Internet, phone or by going to the Lisle Police Department in person.
The following is a press release from DuPage County: DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin urges residents affected by the recent flood to apply for federal assistance to help alleviate expenses incurred in the recovery process from the April storms. “More than 9,000 DuPage County homes and businesses received extensive damage to their properties from the April flood. In an effort to help relieve some of the financial burden, the federal government is providing grants and low-interest loans to help cover some of the uninsured costs endured by families. I urge residents to apply for these grants and loans as they continue to work with their insurance companies during this recovery process,” said Cronin. Throughout the past month, DuPage…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Request for federal assistance in flood recovery approved for DuPage County.
President Barack Obama approved Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s request for federal assistance to help people in 11 counties—including DuPage County—recover from historic flooding in mid-April. Residents who experienced flooding damage can now apply for federal grants and loans to assist with storm-related losses. The federal disaster declaration makes assistance available to flood victims, including grants to individuals and households to help with temporary housing, home repairs or replacement and other disaster-related expenses, as well as low-interest SBA loans to residents and businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers this assistance program. To apply for assistance, visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
If the request is approved, residents could apply for grants and federal loans to recover from last month's flooding.
Thursday, May 9
Governor Pat Quinn today asked President Barack Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas following the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through the state in mid-April, including DuPage County. If the governor’s request is approved, residents in the affected counties will be eligible to apply for grants and low-interest federal loans to help recover from the flooding, according to a news release from Quinn's office. Counties included in the request are Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will. “We must do everything possible to help families impacted by this historic flooding as they rebuild their lives,” Quinn said in a statement. “Today we are making a strong case to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
FEMA officials visit Glen Ellyn to assess flood damage, potential for disaster relief funding.
The Village of Glen Ellyn is working with FEMA and DuPage County to determine whether Glen Ellyn is eligible for disaster relief funding related to the April 17/18 storm event. FEMA officials were out and about in Glen Ellyn and Dupage County this week to assess damage. The Village will continue to keep residents and business owners informed on the potential for disaster relief funding as more information becomes available. For the latest information, please visit the Protect DuPage webpage. Courtesy of the Village of Glen Ellyn
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Patch recaps the top stories in Glen Ellyn from the month of April, including elections, flooding, District 41's plan to acquire Wheaton College property and more.
Here are the top 20 stories from the month of April 2013: Photo Gallery: DuPage County Underwater in Spring Flood 2013 Election Results: Find All Your Local Winners U.S. News: Glenbard South High School Ranks Among Best in State Flooding Closes Glen Ellyn Library Until April 29 Fresh Market Development Underway in Glen Ellyn Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn: Do You Agree? Dispatches from DuPage: Stories of the April 2013 Flood Glen Ellyn Flood 2013: Volunteer Fire Company Assisted in Water Rescues, Evacuations Burglary, Underage Drinking, Theft at Glenbard West: Police Blotter Police Charge Lisle Man with Stealing from Cars in District 41 Parking Lot $1.8M for Indoor Pool, Movie Room, Master Wing Amazing Photos of April's Floods in …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Patch recaps top news stories from the week of April 21-27.
Here are some of the top stories from last week: Glen Ellyn Flood 2013: Disaster Relief Deadline, Yard Waste Collection, Library Information Library to Reopen Early Due to Community Support U.S. News: Glenbard South High School Ranks Among Best in State Don't want to miss this stuff during the week? Sign up for our free daily email newsletter, then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take. CoffeeCON 2013 Celebrates All Things Coffee May 4 Village: Flood Damage Recovery Could Require Building Permits New Glen Ellyn Italian Restaurant Seeks Servers YouTube Videos of April 2013 Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Flooding Glenbard South Student Named a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist Sheriff: 42 Marijuana Plants Found in Bloomingdale Home Local …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Library offers curbside service Thursday and Friday, plans reopening for Abraham Lincoln Gala Saturday, April 27.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is set to reopen on Saturday, April 27 after sustaining considerable damage from last week's flood, in time to host the Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Opening Gala, according to a library news release. The library initially planned to reopen April 29, but community support may have "expedited" the recovery process, according to the release. “I am taken aback by the support we have received from the Glen Ellyn Community,” library Marketing Coordinator Anthony McGinn said in a statement. “I received more than 100 e-mails last Thursday alone from library members making sure everyone was safe, some offering to volunteer, others offering donations. I cannot express how uplifting those messages have been to me …
Will you need a building permit for repairs after last week's flood? The Village provides a list of what would need one.
From the Village of Glen Ellyn: Flood events typically initiate new building improvements including sump pumps, emergency generators, foundation drains, site re-grading, roof drains, and flood proofing, all of which require building permits. It may also initiate the need for flood damage repairs. A building permit is required for the following repair or replacement work: For further information please see Planning and Development's Building Permits & Inspections webpage or contact the department at 630-547-5250.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Check out some video documentation of the floods that swamped much of Wheaton and Glen Ellyn last week.
We've pulled together a few videos off of YouTube that well-document some of the flooding in Wheaton last week, including 11-minutes from a Ford F250 owner driving through the sodden streets, shot with a head mount, and some of the runoff pouring through what looks like a concrete wall, which can't be good. And how about the comment on a wet Foxcroft Park? "This used to be a park with a pond, and it is now a giant—" "—Toilet! Gigantic toilet!" Check out the videos above!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The DuPage County Health Department is offering free well water testing to residents with private wells affected by the flood.
The DuPage County Health Department is offering free well water testing to county residents who have private wells that were impacted by recent flooding, according to a news release from the health department. This offer is only for DuPage County homes on private wells, and will be available until Friday, May 10. Residents who receive water from public water sources, such as municipalities, should contact their water supplier if they have questions about their water quality. Residents may stop at one of the Health Department’s Public Health Centers at 1111 West Lake Street in Addison; 1111 East Jackson Street in Lombard, or 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton to pick up well water testing supplies and instructions, as well as drop off …