Hultgren calls on FEMA to help assess Northern Illinois flood damage
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) has urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help assess recent flooding damage in Northern Illinois, according to a press release.
“Last month, Lake, McHenry, Kane, and Cook counties suffered from severe flooding that has left these communities – many of which are in my district – struggling to make the necessary repairs to restore their way of life,” Hultgren wrote in a letter to FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long. “I would gratefully appreciate any assistance your Agency can provide to the State of Illinois in conducting damage assessments. We cannot afford for damage to any family home or small business to go overlooked.”
Hultgren’s request echoes that of Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has also called on FEMA to assist in damage assessments following the severe flooding. Hultgren noted that Lake County received 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than a day and by the end of four days of heavy rain Fox Lake swelled to a water level 25 percent higher than average.
“The State of Illinois needs your help,” Hultgren wrote. “We need to understand how far the damage goes, so we can move forward with healing our communities.”