In an effort to obtain information on the scope and severity of the storms and flooding we experienced starting on April 28, 2017, Effingham County residents who have suffered damage to their homes or businesses are encouraged to call Effingham County Emergency Management Agency at (217) 540-1669 to report their damage. They will also be required to fill out an online initial damage assessment form which can be found at This form must be submitted to IEMA by 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017.