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UPDATED ADDRESS: Temporary FEMA disaster recovery center open for one week, closes Monday, October 7, 2023


A temporary FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open in Maywood from Monday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 7 to help renters, homeowners and business owners affected by June 29-July 2 severe storms and flooding.


Lightford Recreation Center

809 Madison St.

Maywood, IL. 60302

Additional temporary centers will be opening soon in Cook County. For locations and hours of all open Disaster Recovery Centers in Illinois, visit

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are at these centers to help survivors of the June 29 – July 2, 2023, storms and flooding apply for federal disaster assistance, upload documents, learn about ways to make their property more disaster resistant, and get their questions answered in person.

For even more information about the disaster recovery operation in Illinois, visit The deadline to register with FEMA is October 16, 2023.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. Reasonable accommodations, including translation and American Sign Language interpreters via Video Relay Service will be available to ensure effective communication with applicants with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and access and functional needs. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay).

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