042723SC4394BURBANK—State Senator Mike Porfirio announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center at Morton College in Cicero to assist residents with applying for financial relief following this summer’s storms and flooding.

“The recent storms caused immeasurable damage for many families who don’t know how they’ll get back on their feet,” said Porfirio (D-Lyons Township). “I encourage all community members who have not applied online for assistance to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Town of Cicero finalized the opening of the DRC on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The DRC, run by FEMA, is a location where residents who suffered flood damage can apply in person for Individual Assistance and Small Business Administration assistance, if they have not already applied online.

A Disaster Recovery Center may be able to help residents:

  • Apply for FEMA assistance
  • Learn the status of your FEMA application
  • Understand any letters or contacts you get from FEMA
  • Learn more about additional disaster assistance programs
  • Find housing and rental assistance information
  • Get answers to questions or resolve problems
  • Get referrals to agencies that may offer other assistance
  • Learn about Small Business Administration programs

“Thank you to all the local, state and federal officials and agencies who have assisted our residents during this time of need,” said Porfirio. “With the opening of the Disaster Recovery Center, we can start taking the right steps to rebuild our community back stronger than ever.”

The Cicero Disaster Recovery Center is located within Morton College at 3801 S. Central Ave., and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.