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April Flood Victims Must Apply for FEMA Assistance Before July 9 Deadline

FEMA Release Date 6/10/2013 AURORA, Ill. –

Illinois residents who had damage from the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 have only 30 days left to register for FEMA disaster assistance. Federal disaster assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. FEMA provides several ways for residents of the 33 counties included in the major disaster declaration to register by the deadline of Tuesday, July 9. Click here to apply on line.

FEMA Release date: May 31, 2013.Release Number: DR-4116-IL NR-026. AURORA, Ill. –

Federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since a major disaster was declared in the state May 10. The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:

•More than $68.3 million in FEMA grants approved for individuals and households;
•Of that amount, more than $60 million approved for housing assistance, including temporary rental assistance, home repair costs and assistance toward replacing destroyed homes;
•More than $8 million approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and damaged personal possessions;
•More than 33,000 home inspections completed to confirm disaster damage;
•Nearly $2 million in loans to homeowners, renters or business owners has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration; and
•More than 1,560 visits to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operated jointly by FEMA and the state of Illinois.

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