Tornado-battered Illinois town may not receive federal or state disaster money

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NAPLATE, Ill. -- The little town of Naplate, Illinois was devastated by a tornado last month.

Now comes news that the community may not be entitled to state or federal disaster money.

Under emergency aid formulas, the state would have needed more than $18 million in damage to qualify for aid in rebuilding. It didn't reach that threshold.

So while insurance will cover the replacement costs for homes and businesses, if people are underinsured or uninsured, the state is looking to see if the county could qualify for SBA low interest loans for homes and businesses.

Just a few days ago, Governor Bruce Rauner said the state would do all it could, to help make Naplate whole again.

Official Illinois Emergency Management Agency say they will continue to look for ways to assist with the recovery.

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