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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. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 1:00 p.m. CDT

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 www.dupageco.org/cdbg-dr 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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