Disaster assistance still available in southern Illinois - KMOV.com

Disaster assistance still available in southern Illinois

MARION, Ill. (AP) -- Disaster assistance is still available for southern Illinois residents and businesses who suffered damage and losses during recent severe weather.

The application deadline for assistance is Aug. 8.

State and federal recovery officials say more than $14.5 million in disaster assistance has already been approved for southern Illinois residents and businesses.

Officials say funding is available to cover temporary rental assistance, home repairs and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Disaster recovery centers have been operating in Cairo, Junction, Metropolis and Herrin.

To register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, visit www.disasterassistance.gov .

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