2013 Federal Disaster Aid Programs for the State of Illinois
Please visit the Flood Recovery page of our website to find out about key federal disaster aid programs available under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Illinois. State and County resources also are available on this page.
Information on flood recovery assistance and activities at federal, state, and local agency levels.
After the recent storms, it’s important to remember that keeping smaller ditches and streams free of debris is a simple way to dramatically improve the flow of run-off from low lying areas. It is illegal to dump materials into a required waterway and violators may be fined. There are also numerous drainage districts within the County that will relieve certain areas from congestion from fallen trees, leaves and beaver dams. Read more »
The City was Prepared and Activated Effective Response
The State of Illinois, Kane County and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency have released helpful information and links to resources regarding the recent flooding in the area.
Some Closed Roads are Reopened as Water Recedes in Some Areas
The City of St. Charles emergency and public works crews continue to respond to the extreme amounts of rain that fell over the last 24 hours. With rainfall diminishing, and waters now receding in some areas, monitoring the future cresting of the Fox River becomes key.
Crews are Out in Force to Manage Flooding and Maintain Public Safety Read more »
Many times, flooding within the City of St. Charles can be predicted days in advance, giving ample warning for preparation and evacuation. However, in the event of a flash flood due to ice jams or large storms, you may be the first to notice the oncoming situation. Call 911 and the Police Department will notify the Emergency Management Agency (EMA). For EMA updates, tune into 780 AM on the radio, or watch your local television stations.