The Village of Oak Park is asking for help assessing flood damage, following several heavy rainstorms this week.
The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and the village are having residents who incurred flood damage at their homes fill out surveys. Residents have until Thursday, Aug. 4, to fill out the three-page questionnaire, which is posted at oak-park.us and available for download at the bottom of this article.
Once finished, residents can submit their answers via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 708-383-9584, or snail mail at 123 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302.
According to a village email release, the surveys will help officials determine who is eligible for public assistance, and to develop a database for future aid programs. In the past, Oak Park and the county have provided assistance to those who don't have insurance to cover the damage from basement flooding, according to the email.