Pritzker, Lightfoot Seek Federal Disaster Aid For Shoreline

Jim Gudas
February 06, 2020 - 8:39 pm
Warning Sign Along Lakefront

WBBM Newsradio/Rachel Pierson


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Flood damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline has prompted disaster proclamations in Chicago and the north suburbs.

A storm on Jan. 10 and 11 caused damage to property, beaches and recreational areas.

Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot both issued disaster proclamations, which are aimed at boosting federal funding for recovery and rebuilding efforts.

The governor’s proclamation covers more than 30 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline from Cook County north into Lake County.

Pritzker is also asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more time to provide the necessary information to support a federal disaster declaration.