Storm Event Resources
Being prepared and informed is key to managing large rain events at your home and around town.
- Sign up for "Notify Me" Alerts through the City's website.
- Register for CODERED. This free service alerts residents via phone, email, and text with up to date emergency information.
- Prepare a safety kit for your home and family to include essentials that may be needed during storm events and loss of power. For examples of items recommended, review FEMA's Recommendations.
- Review FEMA's presentation for protecting your property.
- Learn more about flood preparedness through "Ready.gov Flood Awareness."
- Home Protection and Maintenance prior to storm events is essential . Review the City's recommendations for Home Protection & Maintenance. Considering using these suggestions, along with information from other resources, to develop a personal Home Protection Plan to enact during storm events.
- DuPage County Stormwater Management Releases Residential Flood-Proofing Guidebook
- DuPage County Stormwater Management recently released a
Flood-Proofing Guidebook intended to help homeowners resolve common
localized flooding issues from both underground and overland sources.
Developed in partnership with Bluestem Communications, the guidebook
helps homeowners identify the source of their flooding, as well as
various ways to combat this flooding. Depending on the type of flooding
incurred, solutions range from installing overhead sewer systems to
nature-based solutions. The guidebook also includes resources for
during and after a flood.
- If you think you are in danger, immediately call 9-1-1 for assistance.
- To reduce street flooding, check stormwater inlets in the curbs near your home to ensure it is clear of leaves and other debris if it is safe to do so.
- Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods
- Nicor Flood Fact Sheet
- Review ComEd's suggestions to "Stay Safe When a Storm Hits or an Outage Occurs."
- Monitor local weather reports.
- Check the City's website for updates as necessary.
- Enact your personal Home Protection Plan.
- Repairing Your Flooded Home
- Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine Usage in Flooding Response Operations
- The City may execute special debris pick-ups following a flood (depending on the impact across the City). Contact the City's Public Works Department at 630-530-3020 or send a request for more information following a storm.
- If your property has experienced significant damage, consider seeking assistance through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Review their brochure for Assistance to Individuals and Households. additionally, if FEMA has declared the area a disaster area after a storm, apply for FEMA Aid.
- Report any property flooding to the City so staff will be able to understand flooding patterns for guidance of designing future stormwater improvement projects. Please use the "Report Flooding" form.