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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Monday, August 11, 2014

DuPage Hosts Public Hearing Aug. 26 Regarding $18.9 Million in Federal Flood Recovery Funding

DuPage County is hosting a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to gather the public’s input about an $18.9 million disaster recovery action plan that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the DuPage County JTK Administration Building, Room 1500-B, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

HUD announced in June that DuPage County will receive an additional $18.9 million in disaster relief funds related to the April 2013 flood event that occurred in April 2013. This funding is in addition to the $7 million HUD previously approved for the county related to the same flood event.

The Action Plan is available for public comment at www.dupageco.org/cdbg-dr through Wednesday, Sept. 10. It outlines the multiple flood control projects and a strategic buy-out program for homes prone to flooding.

Highlights of the County’s action plan include:

• $4.5 million to purchase homes in flood prone areas;
• $3.5 million to assist in the construction of the Klein Creek watershed flood control project at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream; and
• $4.4 million for the West Branch River restoration and flood mitigation project.

The County will submit the Action Plan to HUD by Tuesday, October 7.

The location of the public hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. Anyone who wants to attend the hearing who requires special accommodation for language assistance, hearing impairment, physical or other disability may also call (630) 407-6706 prior to the public hearing to be sure that their needs are met the night of the event.