FEMA extends flood disaster deadline

October 12, 2010 2:04:58 PM PDT
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending the deadline for Illinois flood victims to apply for disaster assistance.July flood victims in the seven designated counties- including Carroll, Cook, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago- now have until November 17th for individual assistance, which can include grants for temporary housing and home repair, low cost loans, and other recovery programs for individuals and businesses.

FEMA has already approved more than $252-million for individual assistance.

For FEMA Assistance call 1-800-621-3362 or online at disasterassistance.gov. Toll free lines are open 7 days a week from 7a.m. to 10 p.m. and multi lingual operators are available.