Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue November 19, 2013
Updated Storm Relief Information
Storm Relief Information
Temporary Rental Information:
The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS has a centralized location for tornado victims to search for temporary rentals. Landlords can add properties to this site as well:
Storm Relief Shelters Remain Open in the Following Areas
1. Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N. Main Street
Information For Residents Impacted By Storms
Anyone affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes is encouraged to visit the Multi Agency Recovery Center (MARC) at Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Road in Washington from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sat., Nov. 23 through Tues., Nov. 26. Proof of residency is requested.
Residents in affected areas, including Georgetown Common, will be able to access their properties as follows:
Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 – 5:00
No access Monday and possibly Tuesday for debris removal
Beginning on Saturday 11/23, volunteers will also be available to assist residents with clean up. It is recommended that residents remove as many personal belongings as possible over the weekend. If you can, please move debris into a pile at the curb for removal. The curfew will be lifted beginning on Friday evening. After tonight, no curfew will be in effect during the evening hours; however, access to affected properties that are considered uninhabitable will only be granted during the days and times listed above. No access to the uninhabitable properties will be allowed after 5:00 p.m. on these days.
Red Cross workers will be joining with several partner agencies to set up multi-agency resource centers. In these centers, residents will be able to connect with a range of services offered by community organizations. A multi-agency resource center will be open at 8am tomorrow at Five Points in Washington. Those affected will be able to meet with multiple organizations to get the assistance they need.
OSF HealthCare’s medical facility in Washington at OSF Saint Clare Crossing is fully operational at this time and is offering access to the Internet via laptop stations with shared printing capabilities for victims of Sunday’s devastating tornado. Residents can stop by anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Friday the 22nd. The site has sufficient parking and is handicap accessible.
Addison, Illinois-based Lutheran Church Charities is teaming up with Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1209 Kingsbury Road, Washington, IL 61571, to provide the community with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28. The group will also be offering take-out orders and home deliveries for people within the tornado-affected area who cannot leave their homes. Dinner will be served at the church from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Everyone in Washington is welcome to attend.
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has setup a mobile assitance unit at the MARC at Five Points Washington and will be open Monday from 10am-6pm. The mobile center will allow residents to get copies of their certificates of title, vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses or state ID cards without charge.
American Legion family members who live in the counties of Douglas, Jasper, Pope, Wabash, Wayne, Will, Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford could be eligible to receive up to $1,500 in emergency assistance. Applicants must have been displaced from their primary residence and provide proof of out-of-pocket expenses, including, but not limited to, temporary housing, food, water and clothing. The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion membership must be active at time of disaster and the time of application.
The Villas of Holly Brook in Washington has hot food and beverages for those affected by the Sunday storms. The assisted living facility also has laundry facilities, space for temporary lodging, wifi and a charging station for mobile devices. They also have some clothing donations and some toiletry items including some over the counter medications.
Schnucks grocery stores in Peoria and Pekin are offering to store perishable food in their refrigerated sections for those who need the assistance until power is restored. Items must be stored in sealed containers and labeled with names and phone numbers.
AT&T customers impacted by Sunday's storms and in need of assistance with account issues, damaged or lost devices can find customer service volunteers in an AT&T mobile service station in Washington in the Kroger parking lot along the north side of Washington Rd.
Comcast is waiving late and early termination fees for those who lost their homes following Sunday's storms, and will not terminate accounts if impacted customers are late making payments. The company says it will also not charge impacted customers for equipment lost or damaged due to the storms. A specially designated team was created to work with customers on a one-on-one basis to identify solutions appropriate for them, and apply credits to their accounts if they lost service as a result of the storms. Customers are encouraged to call 1-800-COMCAST to make arrangements.
Tazewell County Health Department will resume Tetanus vaccinations Monday, November 25, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N. Main, Washington
Tazewell County Health Department, 21306 State Route 9, Tremont
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