The recent flash floods that shutdown the Illinois State Fair in August underscore the importance of recognizing that inclement weather can happen at any moment. September is National Preparedness Month, an initiative that seeks to raise awareness about the importance of individuals, businesses and organizations planning and preparing for unexpected disasters.
Flooding accounts for the majority of disasters that occur in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has several programs that assist communities recover following disasters.
For more information on programs available through DCEO contact the agency at (312) 814-2811 or at the website: https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/DisasterRecovery/Pages/default.aspx