FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Riverdale for those hit by summer flooding, storms

Specialists will help victims apply for federal disaster assistance, learn how to make their property more disaster-resistant and answer questions.

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A worker with Chicago Water & Fire Restoration removes garbage and destroyed objects from Suzy Donnelly’s basement in Berwyn, which flooded in July.

Workers with Chicago Water & Fire Restoration remove garbage and destroyed objects from a basement in Berwyn that flooded in July.

Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times file

A temporary Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Riverdale to help renters, homeowners and business owners impacted by the severe storms and flooding from June 29 to July 2.

The center, at 14401 S. Stewart Ave., is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be open through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will help those affected by the severe weather apply for federal disaster assistance, upload documents, learn how to make their property more disaster-resistant and answer questions, according to a FEMA statement.

The location of six other centers in Cook County can be found on the FEMA website. For help, call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

Anyone requiring accommodations or a language interpreter should call 800-621-3362 or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance. For more information about disaster recovery efforts in Illinois, visit FEMA’s website.

The deadline to register with FEMA is Oct. 30.

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