Residents Can Apply For Flooding Aid By Phone

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- State and federal officials say residents living in two northern Illinois counties affected by last month's flooding can apply for aid over the phone.

The phone number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Last week President Bush declared Stephenson and Winnebago counties as major disaster areas because of heavy rain and flooding in early August. The heavy rains caused dozens to evacuate and knocked out power to thousands.

The declaration made grants available for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans for replacing things not covered by insurance.

Residents who call in have to register by providing a current telephone number, address and Social Security number.


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  • by sheila evans Location: roscoe on Sep 4, 2007 at 10:08 AM
    My inlaws live in sycamore at the evergreen mobile home park they have lost everything, red cross is there to help a little but where is fema they dont have a home anymore or any personal belongings they need help it has been almost two weeks Dad is 72 years old he needs to retire but after this disaster how can he they have nothing we need to get fema in sycamore please help this is heartbreaking to watch people loose everything they weorked for.
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