Deadline for Federal Aid Applications Extended
WSIL -- Illinois residents affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes have an extra week to apply for federal disaster aid.
The deadline, originally set for Jan. 27, has been extended to Feb. 3. People with storm damage in 15 Illinois counties, including Massac, Pope, Washington and Wayne, can apply for grants and loans.
"I appreciate the Obama Administration's quick action on our request to extend the deadline," Governor Pat Quinn said. "Given the unusually difficult winter weather we've experienced during the registration period, as well as several federal holidays, this seven-day extension is needed to ensure residents have ample opportunity to apply for federal aid."
Earlier this month, FEMA denied the state's request for disaster assistance for local governments affected by the tornadoes. The state has until Feb. 8 to appeal.
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