Illinois FEMA Deadline Extended

If you live in Illinois, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to apply for flooding assistance.

Representatives and Senators from the state of Illinois sent a letter to FEMA Adminstrator Peter Gaynor, asking him to comply with Governor JB Pritzker’s request the agency extend their deadline for residents to file for assistance after storms caused severe flooding along the Mississippi River.

Deputy Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery David Bibo extended the deadline, recognizing that as Dewatering measures are still ongoing, local government entities still need time to do damage assessments.

According to Des Moines County Emergency Management Coordinator Gina Hardin said the deadline in Iowa has already passed.