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|National Flood Hazard Layer
|Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA)
Home Protection & Maintenance
If you experience overland flooding:
- Test sump pump and battery backup.
- Inspect and clean inlets.
- Inspect and clean check valve.
- Inspect and clean yard drains.
- Make sure downspout extensions are connected and in correct positions. Extend downspouts 5-10 feet away from foundation.
- Be prepared with sandbags for areas of your yard. Before and during large storm events, materials for sandbags are available in the parking garage of the Public Works garage at 985 S. Riverside Dr., Elmhurst.
- Consider installing an overhead sewer in your home. For more information, please see Overhead Sewer Program Information or submit a request for information to the Public Works & Engineering Department.
- If you are experiencing seepage through the foundation, it is advised to contact a waterproofing or foundation repair contractor to evaluate the conditions and recommend the correct course of action to make repairs.
Storm Event Resources
- 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 "Build-A-Kit" Recommendations.
- Review FEMA's Flood Mitigation Workshop 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.
- 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 tips on Outage Readiness and Safety
- 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