Kane Wants to Hear about Floods, Storm Damage

By Kazak, David R. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), January 4, 2003 | Go to article overview

Kane Wants to Hear about Floods, Storm Damage


Kazak, David R., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: David R. Kazak Daily Herald Staff Writer

A river called Fox winds down through Kane County and it's prone to flooding. So are the creeks feeding that river.

Has your house been damaged by waters flowing outside their normal banks?

Kane County, like the rest of Illinois, suffers severe spring storms. Sometimes summer and fall storms too. Has your property been damaged by these storms?

What about ice damage? Or tornadoes? Or earthquakes?

OK, most likely you don't have an earthquake story. Still, officials want to hear all about any natural disaster experience Kane residents have to share. "Anything and everything," said Donald H. Bryant, Kane's director of emergency management. "We want anybody who can to provide us with information about disasters they've suffered."

Those stories can be spelled out online, at www.co.kane.il.us/hazards/input.htm.

They can be sent by e-mail to choutka@@koem.org. The stories can be written in a letter. They can be phoned in. It doesn't matter.

Emergency and environmental county officials want the stories to help them develop an intensely local plan to, as Bryant said, "reduce or eliminate" the hazards all together. …

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