Many residents of McHenry County are feeling the effects of the recent heavy rain and flooding. McHenry County and the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency are actively working as this flood event is occurring and preparing for recovery.
Currently, the County is working with townships, municipalities, the state, and other entities. The County and the State of Illinois have declared McHenry County a disaster area. Preparation is being made for the important future programs and financial assistance to the counties and individuals that are affected by this flood event. Preparing and cooperating on an individual level is important. More information on what you can do and the disaster declaration process can be found at:https://www.illinois.gov/ready/SiteCollectionDocuments/DisasterDeclarationProcess.pdf
Ready Illinois provides information on their website regarding flooding recovery. Each area of the County may start their recovery process at different times because of different water levels. Information on flood water safety, common scams after a disaster and more can be found at:http://www.illinois.gov/ready/after/Pages/Disaster-Recovery.aspx
As flood waters retreat, part of the recovery process will be assessment teams going to affected flooded areas and assessing the damage. Citizens are encouraged to cooperate with these teams which will in the end aid you in the public assistance funding process, part of the disaster declaration process. Each team will have a credentialed representative that will identify them with McHenry County or the Emergency Management Agency.
McHenry County will share more information as it becomes available as to the recovery process and what is being done for you. Please refer to the County website for additional information or Dial 211 for human services assistance.
Stay tuned for the latest news from McHenry County atwww.co.mchenry.il.us, Facebook, and Twitter or by calling 815-338-6400.
For more information on flood-related issues and recovery, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health athttp://www.idph.state.il.us/floodinfo/index.htm.
McHenry County, IL Sheriff’s Office
2200 N Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098