Latest Flooding Information

If you or someone you know needs assistance, Congressman Kinzinger’s office put together a list of flood resources on his website:

Illinois Emergency Management Agency
2200 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield , IL 62703

CLICK HERE to view a brochure on the Disaster Declaration Process.

The City of Marseilles has Illinois Emergency Management Agency forms available at City Hall, located at 209 Lincoln Street, for those affected by flooding. People affected by floods will need to fill out these forms in order to receive IMEA assistance. City Hall will be open 8am-4:30pm all week, and IEMA personnel will offer assistance in filling out forms.

Illinois River Flood Report – April 21

Disaster Declaration Counties – April 21

For operational needs to protect against further flood damage, please contact your county’s emergency management agent listed below:

Bureau County
Mrs. Kristine S. Donarski
Bureau County ESDA
700 South Main St./Courthouse Room B-5
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 875-2077

Grundy County
Mr. James E. Lutz
Grundy County EMA
1320 Union Street – Rm. E-06
Morris, IL 60450
(815) 941-3200

LaSalle County
Ms. Connie Brooks
LaSalle County EMA
711 East Etna Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-5622

Putnam County
Mr. James D. Goldasich
Putnam County EMA
236 North Albert Avenue
McNabb, IL 61335
(815) 882-2460

Kendall County
Tracy Page
Kendall County EMA
1102 Cornell Lane
Yorkville, IL

Governor Quinn Announces Tax Relief for Businesses and Families Impacted by Flooding
Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Pushed to October 31, 2013
Read the press release and information by clicking HERE

Temporary Relocation Program
Information on the Temporary Relocation Program can be found at:  The application can be found HERE.

The Temporary Relocation Program provides loan and/or grant funds to school districts for temporary relocation expenses incurred as a result of:  fire, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.  The funding may be used for the costs incurred by the district school board implementing the temporary relocation.  The funding must be repaid with a 5 cent levy or insurance proceeds.  Only those amounts that exceed the levy and insurance proceeds do not need to be repaid.

Volunteer Opportunities
Heritage Woods of Dwight serving as a collection site for clothing and non-perishable food items for flood victims.  Click HERE for more information.

In response to the devastation across the county, Operation St. Nick has partnered with We Care and the Grundy Community Foundation to provide immediate funds to families hardest hit by the flood to enable them to replenish basic essentials like food, clothing, shoes, bedding and household supplies.
The application can be found by clicking HERE

Marseilles Lions Club is accepting donations of CLEANING SUPPLIES until Friday where they will then re-access their needs. They are working with the City of Marseilles on assisting with clean up and distributing these supplies to homeowners, etc.
Address: 511 Commercial St.
Marseilles, IL 61341

City of Marseilles is having a Volunteer Organization come to the city hall April 23 at 9am, so they are in need of volunteers. If anyone is interested they should call the city hall  for more information on volunteering at 815-795-2134.

LaSalle County News
The Ottawa Salvation Army has been assisting area residents with food and clean up kits as residents are beginning to return to their homes that have been damaged by the flood.  As of Monday April 22,  the affected areas that were assisted are Utica, Marseilles and Ottawa.  The Salvation Army is in constant communication with the LaSalle County Emergency Management Agency and will continue to provide services as need and requested. The Salvation Army is ready to dispatch additional canteens if necessary to awaiting further request from the La Salle County Emergency Management  Agency or City Officials.
As of April 22, 2013 the Salvation Army has supplied 200 meals to the Red Cross Shelter at IVCC in Ogelsby. 187 Clean up kits were distributed to Utica Temporary City Hall, 80 to the Ottawa City Hall, and 277 kits to the Lion Club in Marseilles.
As of this afternoon, The Salvation Army in collaboration with the  American Legion of Marseilles have provided 650 meals, 650 fruits, 1950 snacks and 650 beverages to first responders, volunteers and residents of the flooded areas.

As the waters recede, The Salvation Army recommends flood victims heed the following safety measures to remain safe as they return to their homes:
•    Return home only when officials have declared the area safe.
•    Stay out of any areas of the house that remain flooded. Wet wiring is an electrocution hazard. Call the utility companies to have your power and gas turned off.
•    During cleanup, wear protective clothing, such as rubber gloves, eye protection and rubber boots.
•    Do not use water that may be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula.
•    Do not mix bleach with ammonia.  This produces dangerous, toxic chlorine gas.
The Salvation Army will continue to distribute updates throughout the flood relief efforts as additional information becomes available.  For up-to-date information, please contact Captain Quentin Boyle, The Salvation Army office at 815-433-0798.

How to Help
The most effective way to support The Salvation Army response in the La Salle County area is by making a financial contribution:
•    Call 815-433-0798 or
•    Mail to  516 West Madison St, Ottawa, IL 61350

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