Key contact numbers for storm/flood damage & relief assistance

Hallstrom Center (Emergency Command Center) – 394-0155

Rockford Fire Department—987-5800 (after hours as well)

City of Rockford Human Services Department—987-5685 (After 5 p.m., contact the Rockford Fire Department at 987-5800.)

City of Rockford Public Works Department for Garbage Questions—987-5570

City of Rockford Building Department for Life-Safety Inspection Concerns—987-5777 (The Building Department will screen calls requesting inspections. A list of contractors can also be obtained through the Building.) Department for minor damage and repairs.

Free Electrical Assessment for flood-damaged homes – Power Connection—874-8400 or 398-6282

Red Cross – 963-8471

Salvation Army – 972-1135

Illinois State Treasurer Disaster Victims Loan Assistance Program – (217) 782-2072 (For victims as well as local financial institutions interested in participating in the program.)

Free Electrical Assessment after flooding from Labor Day storm

The Power Connection, a Labor-Management Cooperation Committee between the Northern Illinois Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and Local Union 364, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), is offering to have a Power Connection contractor provide a free assessment of home electrical systems that may have water damage from the storm.

This assessment will be to determine if the electrical system is safe to use in its present condition or if repairs are needed to ensure the safety of residents. This assessment does not cover any repair work. Contractors will be able to provide an estimate for any work that is needed.

To schedule a free assessment of your home electrical system to check for water damage, call 398-6282.

From the Sept. 13-19, 2006, issue

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