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Deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove residents affected by the April and May floods have until the end of Wednesday to apply for federal relief aid.

The deadline for federal assistance from severe storms and flooding in April and early May was extended toWednesday about two weeks ago by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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

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