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FEMA Flood Assistance Still Available for Illinoisans
FEMA Flood Assistance Still Available for Illinoisans

If you or your business was affected by spring flooding, there is still time to apply for federal assistance.

The original deadline set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was next Tuesday. That date has been pushed back even further to July 24th. The government is giving people more time because applications for assistance keep filing in everyday. Just because insurance will not cover your losses or the damage did not appear to be that severe does not mean you do not qualify.

Everyone who suffered damage is urged to apply, even if they think they may not be eligible. Many times FEMA will pick up the costs for things insurance won’t cover.