Stephenson County Asking Residents to Report Flooding Damage

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Local government officials are asking for the community to report information regarding weather damage related to the July 20 through July 23 storms.

The information will be used to assist with the request to the State of Illinois for disaster assistance.

The Stephenson County Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to contact the Damage Assessment Call Center at 815-801-0004 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Callers will need to provide the following information:

Address affected
Information about the address (single family, multi-family, own, rent, business, etc.)
Depth of water in basement/crawl space
Depth of water on first floor
Basement living area
Insurance information
Structural damage
Name and phone number

Residents impacted by the weather event are reminded to document any effects from the storm by taking video or pictures. Those impacted should also keep receipts from any purchases or expenses incurred as a result of the storm and cleanup after the storm.

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