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FEMA Denies Aid for Illinois Flood Victims

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided against helping victims of last summer's record flooding in the Chicago area. Ash-har Quraishi reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided against helping victims of last summer's record flooding in the Chicago area. 

    In a letter to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, FEMA administrator Brock Long says the agency determined damage from flooding in Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties was not beyond the state's capability to address. Officials announced the decision Monday. 

    Rauner asked President Donald Trump for the major disaster declaration on Aug. 31, after torrential rains caused flooding from mid- to late July.

    State officials reported the floods damaged more than 3,200 residences, including 244 with major damage. 

    FEMA Denies Aid for Illinois Flood Victims

    [CHI] FEMA Denies Aid for Illinois Flood Victims

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided against helping victims of last summer's record flooding in the Chicago area. Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    Instead of federal grants, Rauner is now asking for low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration for the victims in Cook, Lake and McHenry counties.

    To qualify for SBA assistance, at least 25 homes or businesses in a county must suffer major, uninsured losses of 40 percent or more.

    For more information on assistance available from impacted counties, you can click the links below: 

    Lake County

    Cook County

    McHenry County

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    Illinois residents are looking for money to help with flood clean-up efforts after torrential rains struck the area last month. NBC 5's Lauren Petty has more.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    Kane County


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