Illinois Officials Launch Clearinghouse Website for Flood Relief

Illinois Officials Launch Clearinghouse Website for Flood Relief

Illinois (IRN) – From agricultural help to getting food stamps to refill a flooded pantry, a number of Illinois agencies have come together to help families navigate the process of getting their lives back together after record floods. Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Rebecca Clark said residents dealing with this spring’s floods may feel overwhelmed. “We’re going to be dealing with this for a very long time, so everyone should know that the state of Illinois is ready to help,” she said. IEMA and other state agencies have compiled services at Illinois.gov/2019floods. It will offer assistance in reporting damage, navigating government services and has a mental health hotline. Clark said that providing  help in handling these issues will let residents focus on rebuilding their homes and getting back to normal life.

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