Friday, August 27, 2010
Town President Larry Dominick has agreed to provide FEMA officials with office space to serve as one of three FEMA flood disaster processing centers. Cicero is making the Public Service Office building at 5410 W. 34th Street available so that residents from Cicero and the surrounding suburbs can come and obtain direct assistance to apply for flood disaster relief.
"We're very proud that President Obama's administration and state and county officials have recognized the hard work of the Town of Cicero to provide assistance to its residents by asking us to serve as one of the processing centers," Dominick said.
The centers are funded by the local community, although FEMA will cover the expenses of their employees.
FEMA and Cicero officials will be at the PSO building/FEMA processing center on Saturday morning. Although there will not be a press conference, the media is invited to come to the center to obtain information and interview applicants.
THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT TO ALL CICERO RESIDENTS ON WEDNESDAY:
FEMA is now taking applications for flood damage from Cicero residents.
If your home was flooded, you must begin the process to apply for FEMA relief now
You can go online and complete the FEMA form at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Or, you can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 ... That's 1-800-621-3362 ... between 7 am and 10 pm every day.
Or, you can come to the Town of Cicero Public Safety Office at 5410 W. 34th Street from 9 am until 7 pm every day.
Department of Homeland Security officials credited the Town of Cicero and Town President Larry Dominick for their fast action in beginning the process to assess damage estimates. That data became the basis of President Obama's decision to provide funding.
For more information, you can visit also visit the Town of Cicero' s web site at www.TheTownofCicero.com.