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12:50 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

FEMA Deadline Extended

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the application deadline for Illinois residents affected by extreme flooding earlier this year. Thursday was supposed to be the final day to apply for assistance.

Businesses and people affected by this spring's storms and flooding now have until August 8th to register.

FEMA says it extended the deadline another 15 days because it wants to make sure sure all people affected are able to apply for disaster assistance. 

The individual assistance is available to residents of 35 Illinois counties impacted by the flash and river flooding from April 16 to May 5 - it was bad enough that President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration.

The recovery money's to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other disaster-related expenses.

The application's at disasterassistance.gov.

FEMA did not indicate it was giving the state, local governments and certain non-profit groups extra time to submit paperwork.  Forty Illinois counties are eligible for public assistance to help cover costs of debris removal and to help repair damaged public facilities.

Counties affected

-Individual Assistance Eligibility:

Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Clark, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kane, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford. 

-Public Assistance Eligibility:

Adams, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Crawford, DuPage, Fulton, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Will and Woodford.

-Hazard Mitigation Assistance Eligibility:

All Illinois counties have been designated for Hazard Mitigation Assistance areas which include funding for measures designed to reduce future losses to public and private property.