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Gov. Rauner requests damage assessment from FEMA following July flooding

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (Credit: AP) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (Credit: AP)
Springfield, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is requesting FEMA to collaborate with the state in damage assessments. 

Gov. Rauner submitted his request after initial damage assessments of Lake McHenry, Kane, and Cook counties by county officials. In those reports, officials documented nearly 300 homes suffered major damage or were destroyed by the near-record flooding back in July. 

More than 3,000 people were affected by the floods, the governor's office said. 

The governor's office also noted personnel from FEMA, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the US Small Business Administration, and local emergency management agencies are expected to begin assessing damaged homes and businesses the morning on Aug. 18. The assessments are expected to be completed by the end of the weekend. 

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