Deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance extended to July 24

West suburban residents affected by the April and May floods now have 15 more days to apply for federal relief aid.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently extended the registration deadline by 15 days to July 24 for federal assistance from severe storms and flooding in April and early May.

The Illinois disaster declaration covers residents of 35 counties, including DuPage, Cook and Will, whose homes and property were damaged by flooding from April 15 to May 5.

People with flood-damaged property can apply by calling 800-621-3362 or visiting: www.disasterassistance.gov

EDITOR'S NOTE: The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Lisle is no longer open.