The deadline to apply for federal flood disaster aid for people affected by April flooding has been extended to July 24. The original registration deadline was July 9. According to a release from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the state’s appeal of the federal government’s denial of aid to people in Putnam and Warren counties was also approved, bringing the total number of counties eligible for individual assistance to 35.
Eleven Illinois counties were declared federal disaster areas Friday evening, paving the way for people and businesses to get more help with flood recovery efforts. President Obama approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request for federal help in the aftermath of mid-April flooding.
Governor Pat Quinn has formally asked President Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas. According to an announcement from Quinn's office, the move is in response to the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through Illinois in mid-April.