Randolph Co. flood victims asked to report damage quickly

IL flood victims asked to report damage quickly
(Source: KFVS)
(Source: KFVS)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Even before the Mississippi River is back in its banks, the Randolph County leaders are flooding victims with questions.

Emergency management leaders wants details, and fast, in order to get those victims the help they need.

Flood victims in Randolph County, Ill. have until Thursday night to report flood damage or costs they've incurred to their homes or businesses.

Each county's Emergency Management Agency is collecting that information to then turn over to the state.

That will determine how much federal aid will be granted to flood victims.

In Randolph County, there are teams out helping assess the damage.

Randolph County's EMA Director Mike Hoelscher said they've only started the process on Tuesday, but he does not want people to wait until the last minute.

"It is the only way we are going to get funding back to us and that is why it is so important to tell the folks out there if you have any thoughts about it just bring it to us and there will be a determination made if there is a yay or nay, so that is where we are at right now," he said.

Hoelscher said if you have any questions about your property damage, to not hesitate to call.

Illinois counties need to hit a certain threshold in order to receive federal aid; so, he said, every amount matters.

If you have any questions, you can contact your local EMA director or sheriff's department.

If you live in Randolph County, you can call 618-286-5007 ext. 118 or 129 or complete the survey form online at www.randolphco.org.

IEMA is asking local county emergency management agencies to have initial damage reports in to the state by Jan. 18.

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