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Press Release: Threshold Not Met for Cook County Disaster Declaration

Issued Monday, August 29, 2011

The Des Plaines Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency has received notification from the Cook County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has conducted a review of the information that was collected and submitted following the storm of July 22/23, 2011. At that time, residents were requested to complete damage assessment forms.

The City damage assessments are conducted in collaboration with CCEMA, IEMA, and, if conditions warrant, the small business administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It was determined that the amount of damage reported was insufficient for submitting a damage assessment to be conducted for a Federal declaration for Cook County.

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