News Flash


Posted on: September 7, 2023



On August 15th, President Biden signed a disaster declaration allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer individual assistance to any resident and business impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred between June 29-July 2. Financial assistance can include free grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help our community recover from the damages suffered due to these storms. North Riverside residents and business owners can NOW apply. Village staff, FEMA, and Cook County Emergency Management personnel are here to assist residents and businesses through the application process. The application process takes approximately 20 minutes. The deadline to request financial assistance is October 16, 2023.

The Village is waiving all building permits for flood control devices through the end of 2023.


• Call 800-621-3362 (FEMA Helpline)

 • Apply online at

• Download and use the FEMA App

• Apply in person at a local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center



• Social Security Number

• Annual Household Income

• Contact Information (phone number, email, current mailing address, damaged home address)

• Insurance Information (insurance company name, agent, policy #)

• Bank Account Info (if you choose direct deposit) An email must be provided if you want to check your application status online. Otherwise, you must contact the FEMA helpline to receive updates.


 If you need in-person assistance, specialists from FEMA and the SBA will be at centers throughout Cook County to help you apply for federal disaster assistance, upload documents, learn about ways to make your property more disaster resistant, answer all your questions and check the status of your FEMA application.

Center locations now open:

Berwyn Grove Avenue Parking Garage 3310 Grove Ave., Berwyn OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 7AM TO 7PM

Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero MONDAY-SATURDAY: 7AM TO 7PM Washington Square Mall (Austin North) 4851 W. North Ave., Chicago OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 7AM TO 7PM

Columbus Square Fieldhouse (Austin South) 500 S. Central Ave., Chicago MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8:30AM TO 7PM SATURDAY: 9:30AM TO 6PM

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