Rep. Lipinski Announces Third District Residents Eligible For Federal Assistance to Recover From Spring Flooding

Last Friday, the president signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in Illinois, one day after Rep. Lipinski and the rest of the Illinois delegation urged him to back the governor’s request for federal aid following torrential rainstorms that damaged homes and business across the state.


 The declaration covers those affected by the severe storms and winds between April 16 and May 5. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the assistance program, has a established a toll-free telephone number 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for victims to apply for assistance. Registration can also be done online at

 “I know many Third District residents suffered serious damage from last month’s flooding and continue to deal with the aftermath,” Rep. Lipinski said. “It has been made clear to me that the magnitude of the damage and the recovery efforts will be beyond the means of state and local budgets. Federal assistance is clearly necessary. I am glad the president heeded our call to make aid available.”