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DuPage County to host public hearing on $18.9M in flood recovery funds

Published: Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 7:02 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. CST

DuPage County will host a public hearing Aug. 26 to gather input on $18.9 million it received earlier this year for disaster recovery after the April 2013 floods, according to a county news release.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in addition to $7 million the department previously gave the county in response to the same flood event.

The hearing on what to do with the funds will take place at 7 p.m., Aug. 26 at the DuPage County Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

The action plan for the money can be accessed at and will be available for public comment through Sept. 10. It includes the allocation of $4.5 million to purchase homes in flood prone areas, $3.5 million to assist in the construction of the Klein Creek watershed project at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream and $4.4 million for the West Branch River restoration project.

The county anticipates submitting its final plan to the department by Oct. 7.

Note to Readers: A version of this story containing an error previously ran in print and online. The correct address for the hearing is 421 N. County Farm Road.

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