Wednesday Last Day for Illinois Residents to Apply for FEMA Aid

November 13, 2010

Illinois homeowners! The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance in Illinois is only days away.

If you are an Illinois resident whose home was affected by the harsh weather and flooding this summer, you have until Wednesday, November 17 to submit a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application.

Following near-record rainfalls and flooding in Illinois from July 22 through August 7, FEMA approved more than $307 million in disaster assistance for homeowners in seven counties:

FEMA logo*Cook






*Jo Daviess

More than $50 million in loans was also approved for small businesses. Wednesday’s deadline applies to businesses as well.

According to the federal agency, FEMA has received close to 140,000 individual registrations from homeowners and renters in those seven Illinois counties.

Cook County residents can apply for assistance at:

*Cicero Public Safety Building, 5410 West 34th Street, Cicero

*Washington Square, 4905 W. North Avenue, Chicago

All residents can apply online at or by calling (800) 621-3362.

This money is tax money that has been set aside for disaster assistance. It’s not charity or welfare. If you had damage to your home during this past summer, make sure you apply for assistance by Wednesday.


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