Last Austin disaster recovery center to close Tuesday

By |

The disaster recovery centers in north Austin will end its operations permanently Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. This the last of two disaster centers operating in Cook County in response to the June 29 – July 2 storms and flooding.

The Austin North center, located in the Washington Square Mall, 4851 W. North Ave., Chicago will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, until it closes for good Tuesday.

The other remaining disaster center is in Cicero at Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave. It also will be open Monday and Tuesday, closing Tuesday.

Recovery Centers are not the only way to get help from FEMA. While the application period is now closed, FEMA will continue to receive and process appeals and assist applicants with questions.

The FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362, is staffed by multilingual operators ready to assist survivors with registrations and any other questions they have. Survivors can also use or the FEMA App on their smart device.

For additional information about the disaster recovery operation in Illinois, visit

Comments are closed.