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In the ongoing effort to support our local, county, and state partners, IEMA will provide information and specifics to coordinate current information:

  • Presidential Disaster Declaration for St. Clair County in Illinois for flooding for 2022
  • Presidential Disaster Declaration for Cook County in Illinois for severe weather in June/July 2023
  • The State of Illinois Disaster Proclamation for the Asylum Seekers in Illinois

After a Disaster

When a disaster or emergency is over, you need to review what has occurred. To do this, you should:

  • Check on the status of your family’s physical health and the safety of your home.
  • If you have property damage, document the damage with photographs before cleaning up.  
  • Contact your insurance company and your local emergency management or local law enforcement agency to ensure your damage is included in a possible state or federal disaster declaration.
  • Take one step at a time and pay attention to the mental health of your family.
  • If you experience flooding, take the proper health precautions to protect you and your family
  • Restock your Disaster Kit and Go Bag.
  • Review and update your Family Plan.
  • Get trained and volunteer so you can help others in your community.
  • Be aware of scams following a disaster. Never pre-pay for services and protect your personal information.

For more information, select a topic to the right.