FEMA Help Continues After Registration Deadline

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Release date: 
January 6, 2014
Release Number: 
4157-025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—  FEMA says Nov. 17 tornado survivors have until Monday Jan. 27 to register for possible disaster assistance, but that doesn’t mean help is ending.

Survivors who register by Jan. 27 may continue to receive federal disaster assistance after this date. The following assistance may be available:         

  • Temporary housing for homeowners and renters.
  • Home repairs.
  • Other serious disaster-related expenses for homeowners and renters not met by insurance or other assistance programs. This includes financial help for damaged cars and personal contents.
  • Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration that may cover losses for homeowners, renters and business owners not fully compensated by insurance.

Survivors with questions about their applications can continue calling FEMA’s helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362), 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, after Jan. 27.   

Face-to-face help continues to be available at the Brookport Disaster Recovery Center at the Brookport Library on U.S. Highway 45 and the East Peoria Disaster Recovery Center at the Festival of Lights Building on East Washington Street in East Peoria. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Survivors can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA until Jan. 27.

For the latest information on Illinois’ recovery from the Nov. 17 storms, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4157. Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, facebook.com/fema and youtube.com/fema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

SBA is the federal government’s primary source of funding for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover uninsured and uncompensated losses and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For information about SBA programs, applicants may call 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).

FEMA News Desk: 217-522-2080

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Last Updated: 
January 8, 2014 - 09:35
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