Important Contact Information for Residents Affected by Flooding in Lake County

If you have been affected by the recent flooding in Lake County, outlined below are ways to report damage, receive assistance, and what you need to know after the flood:

How to report flood damage (provided by Lake County Government)

If you've been impacted by the recent flooding, please notify Lake County by filling out this form. A full and complete understanding of the impacts of this disaster is a necessary part of the flood response process.

Contact information if you need additional assistance for reporting damage:

  • If you live in a municipality, contact your village. Contact information is available here.
  • If you live in unincorporated Lake County, contact the Lake County Planning Building and Development Department at 847-377-2600.

Need shelter, food, water? (provided by the Red Cross)


Residents needing assistance by the Red Cross can call their flood hotline at 847-220-7495.

The American Red Cross is providing help to hundreds of people affected by severe flooding and power outages in northern Illinois counties including Cook, Lake and McHenry. Red Cross is currently providing assistance including shelter, food, water and comfort.

The following Red Cross shelters opened on July 12th to provide resources to people affected by flooding:
  • Magee Middle School, 500 N Cedar Lake, Round Lake Beach
  • Foss Park Youth Center, 1730 Lewis Ave, North Chicago
  • The Chapel in Grayslake, 25270 IL- 60, Grayslake
  • North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski Road, Chicago
Red Cross responders are currently in the affected communities working with residents to assess needs including lodging, food and mental health support. The Red Cross invites all residents who have been displaced to come to any of the shelters and meet with a caseworker and get a hot meal.

What you need to know to stay safe after the flood available here.

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