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Resource center opening in Johnsburg to aid Fox River flood victims in McHenry County

Sarah Nader - snader@shawmedia.com
Nate Cullom of Cary fishes into the Fox River off of  Rawson Bridge Road in Cary Monday, July 24, 2017.  Rawson Bridge Rd. is still closed both directions because of flooding. As of Monday evening, the water level was at 12.78 feet at the Algonquin tailwater and is predicted to drop to 11 feet by Sunday, according to the U.S Geological Survey.
Sarah Nader - snader@shawmedia.com Nate Cullom of Cary fishes into the Fox River off of Rawson Bridge Road in Cary Monday, July 24, 2017. Rawson Bridge Rd. is still closed both directions because of flooding. As of Monday evening, the water level was at 12.78 feet at the Algonquin tailwater and is predicted to drop to 11 feet by Sunday, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

JOHNSBURG – A multiagency resource center is opening in Johnsburg to help McHenry County residents affected by recent flooding of the Fox River.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, residents in need can visit the resource center at the McHenry Township Recreation Center, 3519 N. Richmond Road, according to a news release from the McHenry County Board.

The center is intended to be a one-stop recovery resource for affected residents, and is being coordinated by the county, the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois and The Salvation Army, according to the release.

To enter the center, attendees are asked to follow traffic signs and enter at Route 31 and Johnsburg Road, according to the release.

Agencies that will be available to meet with flood victims include the Illinois departments of Public Health, Aging, Human Services, Insurance and Mental Health; the McHenry County departments of Health, Planning and Development and Emergency Management; the American Red Cross; The Salvation Army; Team Rubicon; Catholic Charities; and the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.

Free cleanup supplies, water testing kits, food and water also will be available.

Residents who need volunteer assistance should call 800-451-1954. To complete a damage assessment online or to register as a volunteer, visit www.co.mchenry.il.us/flood.

Residents also can call the McHenry County Department of Planning and Development at 815-334-4560 if they are unable to complete the damage estimate online. The Salvation Army has a toll-free donation hotline – 847-709-6700 – that donors can call to get information on what items are needed.

Volunteers also are needed to help set up the resource center, according to a news release from the Volunteer Center for McHenry County. Volunteers are needed before the center opens on Friday and Saturday, and they can register at www.volunteerwithme.org.

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