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New Disaster Recovery Centers open in Burnham and Phoenix, Illinois

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 4, 2014) –Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open this week to help Cook County disaster survivors continue their recovery after the Sept. 17-18, 2023, severe storms and flooding. The Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Burnham and Phoenix on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the centers to help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance, upload documents, and learn about ways to make their property more disaster resistant.

Disaster Recovery Centers will open in the following locations:

Burnham Community Center​
14020 S. Torrence Avenue
Burnham, IL 60633
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Village Hall, Hawkins Multi-Purpose Center
650 E. 151st St.
Phoenix, IL 60426
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Assistance and translated materials are available in languages other than English, including American sign language. Disaster Recovery Centers are in accessible locations.

Applying for FEMA assistance does not require a visit to a Disaster Recovery Center. Help can be accessed through the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or online at A FEMA App is also available.

More information about the disaster recovery operation in Illinois is available at The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is January 19, 2024.

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