Flooded homeowners get help applying for financial aid

One month after heavy rains flooded many parts of the Chicago area residents are still cleaning up.

FEMA officials set up a temporary office at the Lisle Police Department Thursday to help homeowners apply for federal assistance.

9,000 homes and businesses in Dupage County were affected by the flooding.  11 counties in Illinois were declared disaster areas.

The federal government is providing grants and low interest loans to help cover some of the uninsured costs.

Residents can get help from FEMA representatives daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Lisle Police Department.

The temporary disaster recover center will be open until further notice.

Residents also can register directly with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visiting the disasterassistance.gov website.

The toll-free telephone number will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.

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