FEMA extends assistance deadline
PRINCETON — The deadline has been extended until Aug. 8 for Illinois residents and businesses to apply for federal assistance for expenses incurred from the April flooding.
On Friday, Bureau County ESDA coordinator Kris Donarski said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has so far received 395 applications for individual assistance from Bureau County residents, as of the end of the business day on July 24. The status of those applications, including the requested dollar amount, is not information she has, Donarski said.
In a press release issued Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn announced FEMA had approved the state’s request for a 15-day extension for the registration deadline for individual assistance. People who suffered damage or loss from the flooding and rains between April 16 and May 5 now have until Aug. 8 to register for federal grants and loans.