Partly Cloudy
81°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Federal aid available after April Illinois floods

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:36 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:27 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD — More than $73 million in federal aid has been approved so far to help Illinois communities hurt by April's floods.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office said in a news release Monday the help includes grants for short-term expenses such as rent on temporary housing and home repairs.

About $2 million is also available for short-term loans for businesses and individuals.

Thirty-three Illinois counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following the floods.

People and businesses affected should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency to register.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

Would you or do you allow your kids to play football?
Yes
No