News and Media: Disaster 4676

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Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams, or identity theft. In some cases, thieves try to register with FEMA using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.
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Renters in St. Clair County may be eligible for FEMA assistance if their home or personal property was damaged in the July floods. FEMA may be able to help individuals pay for rent, temporary housing, and utilities – like gas, heating, and water bills. FEMA assistance can also be used to help pay for damages to vehicles, furniture, appliances, clothing, school supplies, tools, and other job-related equipment.
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Owners and renters in St. Clair County, Ill. who experienced losses from the July 25-28 flooding must be able to prove they occupied the disaster-damaged primary residence before receiving Housing Assistance and some types of Other Needs Assistance. FEMA now accepts a broader range of documentation.
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Survivors in St. Clair County who applied for FEMA assistance following the historic flooding in July should receive a letter from FEMA by mail or an email notification. If you received a letter from FEMA that says you’re ineligible for assistance, it may not be the final answer. You may just need to provide additional information for FEMA to continue processing your case.
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FEMA is committed to helping all people affected by the July 25-28 flooding in St. Clair County, including people with temporary or permanent disabilities. FEMA wants to ensure that programs and services are meeting the needs of all disaster survivors during their recovery process. FEMA works with state and local agencies and volunteer organizations to identify accessibility needs and locate appropriate resources, so all eligible applicants have equal access to disaster assistance programs.
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Illinois; FEMA-4676-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4676-DR; Illinois as a result of a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 25-28, 2022.