Hotline set up for Seneca flood victims

Grundy EMA collecting data from residents

A phone bank has been set up by the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency to collect data about western Grundy County residents whose homes have structural damage because of the flooding that occurred July 12 and 13. The primary area identified as south of the Illinois River and north of Gardner Road, west of Ward Road and east of the La Salle County line.

The Grundy County EMA requested that any residents whose homes have structural flood damage – including damage to water heaters, furnaces, central air units and other major appliances – call the phone bank at 815-941-3212 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, through Friday, July 23, for a short interview. If no one answers, residents should leave a voicemail for a follow-up phone call.

This information will be gathered and submitted to the Illinois EMA, which ultimately will share it with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine if Grundy County is eligible for federal financial assistance because of this flooding incident.