Between Thursday, May 14, and Sunday, May 17, the Village received nearly seven inches of rain, with 3.5 inches falling on Sunday alone, leading to flooding issues throughout the community. In response, the Village is working with neighboring communities to seek a declaration of emergency from the Governor’s office, which is the first step in seeking Federal assistance for homeowners who were impacted by the flooding. To further this effort, the Village is collecting information from residents who experienced flooding in their homes to gain a better understating of the total impact of the rain events.
If you experienced flooding, we would greatly appreciate you completing the survey, which can be found here. Please select “Flooding Survey” at the top of the page and answer as many questions as you are able. Please, enable popups on your web browser to submit the survey. A hard copy of the survey will also be mailed in the forthcoming edition of the Lincolnwood Connections.
Please note that completing this survey does not guarantee eligibility for financial assistance for restoration costs associated with flooding.
If you experienced flooding, please note that the Village does offer two rebate programs that may be of assistance. The first is for the installation of a flood control device or overhead sewers to prevent basement backups. The second program is for improvements to private property that help resolve ongoing drainage issues that are causing water to stand for long periods of time. Both programs offer 50% of the cost of an improvement up to $2,000, and they are rebates offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information about both rebate programs is available here.