Flood Recovery Help Center Set to Open Friday and Saturday in Johnsburg

A press release from McHenry County:

Flood Resource Center to Open in Johnsburg

WOODSTOCK, Ill. — On Friday and Saturday, a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be opened for McHenry County residents affected by recent flooding on the Fox River.

Fox River from Johnsburg bridge on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

The MARC, which is intended to be a one-stop recovery resource for affected residents, is being
coordinated by McHenry County, the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois and the Salvation Army.

It will be located at the McHenry Township Recreation Center at 3719 N. Richmond in Johnsburg and will be open on Friday, July 28 from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. and on Saturday, July 29 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Attendees are asked to follow traffic signs that will be posted and enter at the intersection of Illinois
Route 31 and Johnsburg Road where there is a road signal that can help manage traffic.

Attendees are asked not to enter by making a left turn across Illinois Route 31 at any other location.
Flood affected residents will be able to meet with representatives of a variety of community and faithbased service agencies, along with state and local partners, including:

  • The Illinois Departments of Public Health, Aging, Human Services, Insurance and Mental Health;
  • The McHenry County Departments of Health, Planning and Development and Emergency
  • The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Team Rubicon, Catholic Charities, Society of St.
    Vincent DePaul

Free cleanup supplies, water testing kits, food and water will be available.

Volunteers continue to be out in the in the affected communities delivering clean up supplies, doing
disaster assessments and working with residents to address their needs including lodging, food, comfort and support. If residents need volunteer assistance, they should call the Crisis Cleanup Hotline at 800-451-1954.

To complete a damage assessment form online or register as a volunteer, please visit

If residents are unable to complete the damage assessment form online, they can call the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development at 815-334-4560.

To help ensure flood victims receive the items that they need, the Salvation Army has a toll-free
donation hotline – 847-709-6700 – that donors can call to get information on the specific items needed.

Download the free Red Cross Flood App: The Red Cross Flood App provides people with real time flood alert warnings and steps deal with flooding before, during and after an event.

Users can enter location information of loved ones across the country to monitor the flooding situation in any area.

Download the free Red Cross Emergency App: The Red Cross Emergency App provides people with
instant access to emergency alerts and life-saving information.

Available for smart phones and tablets, it includes content on what to do before, during and after a variety of severe weather events.

Users can customize more than 35 emergency weather alerts based on their location and where loved ones live.

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