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.
Illinois residents in Winnebago and Whiteside counties are now eligible to register for federal disaster assistance.
According to a release from FEMA, federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since 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:
Governor Pat Quinn toured areas along the Illinois River in Marseilles. His visit also included stops in Ottawa and North Utica. He declared 44 counties disaster areas.