Wheeler calls on flooding victims to help counties help them
Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is asking residents of McHenry and Lake counties to actively help make sure they get the assistance they need during flood-related emergencies.
On her website, Wheeler points out that since counties bare the responsibility of reporting damage to commercial and residential property in order to get federal and state aid, residents can be of great assistance. Those calling in need to notify officials if they have flood insurance.
In McHenry County, residents can call 815-334-4560 or go to the county's website at www.co.mchenry.il.us/ to report flood damage. The website also has information on resources.
In Lake County, residents can go to www.lakecountyil.gov to get more information.
The Red Cross and Salvation Army also have resources, Wheeler's website reports. The Red Cross can be reached at 847-220-7495, while the Salvation Army can be reached at 888-369-1349.
Wheeler has represented the 64th District since 2013 and moved to Crystal Lake in 1998. The 64th District contains parts of Lake and McHenry counties and includes the cities of Antioch, Fox Lake, Crystal Lake and McHenry. She is a former teacher at Wauconda Middle School and member of the McHenry County Board.