President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Illinois

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HQ-22-169
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October 17, 2022

WASHINGTON ­-- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Illinois to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from July 25-28, 2022.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in St. Clair County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

You can apply for disaster assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the for St. Clair County.

Waddy Gonzalez has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date.

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Last updated October 17, 2022