Many people in Lake, McHenry, Cook, Kane and other counties in northeastern Illinois are dealing with the aftermath of floodwaters in their homes. It’s important to stay safe during this time, so please check out the Illinois Department of Public Health’s guide,
After the Flood.
Resources for Residents Affected by Flooding
Illinois Department of Insurance: 866-445-5364
Plan, Prepare and Prevent: What to do before and after a disaster?
Additional disaster information:
Illinois Department of Human Services
The programs listed below are available on an on-going basis and are not specifically related to a disaster situation. These are provided as a reference.
This list is not all inclusive and programs are strictly based on income and/or prior client approval
Replacement Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
Emergency & Transitional Housing, Illinois Department of Human Services
Medical Assistance (Medicaid, CHIP), Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services/Illinois Department of Human Services
Funeral and Burial assistance, Illinois Department of Human Services
Crisis counseling, Illinois Department of Human Services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), Illinois Department of Human Services
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) , Illinois Department of Human Services
Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF), Illinois Department of Human Services
Child Care Assistance Program, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Public Health
After the Flood brochure:
Illinois Secretary of State
Duplicate driver’s license, state ID card or vehicle registration: 800-252-8980.
Priority title services: 217-524-7889
Illinois Attorney General’s Office
For information on avoiding post-disaster scams and other consumer rights information:
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The agency administers programs that can assist impacted residents:
Illinois Department on Aging
For information on assistance for senior citizens affected by flooding and their caregivers: Senior Help Line:
American Red Cross
In the wake of a flood, the American Red Cross helps flooding victims by providing client casework, mental health counseling, recovery assistance and basic household cleaning supplies.