Disaster Recovery Center opens in Des Plaines

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A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now open at in Des Plaines.

Cook County residents affected by recent flooding can go the DRC to meet face-to-face with disaster recovery specialists.

The center is located at 1486 Miner Street in Des Plaines, next door to the Des Plaines Theatre.  It will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

It is not necessary to visit in person to register with FEMA.  People can register online at the FEMA website, www.disasterassistance.gov, or call 1-800-621-3362.

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