July 23rd Storm Did Not Meet Threshold for Federal Disaster Declaration for Cook County

The Village of Arlington Heights has received notification from the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has conducted a review of damage assessment information submitted by municipalities throughout Cook County following the severe storm of July 23, 2011.

It was determined that the damage assessment amount reported in Cook County did not meet the threshold amount needed to generate a submittal for a Federal Disaster Declaration for Cook County.


Without a Federal Declaration of Emergency for Cook County regarding the July 23 storms, residents will not have the opportunity to seek low-interest loans to replace essential items damaged by storm water such as furnaces, water heaters, washers, etc.

The Village appreciates the information received from many residents following the record-breaking storm on July 23, 2011.

SOURCE: Village of Arlington Heights (vah.com)

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