Illinois Tornado Survivors Receive Aid From FEMA

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently approved approximately $1million in grant relief funds to help Illinois residents still recovering from the tornadoes that swept across the state less than a month ago.

The following statistics summarizes the current disaster release efforts as of Dec. 10:

200 households approved for FEMA grants that assist with temporary rentals and personal property loss.
$760,124 approved for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
$334,766 approved to cover other essential disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
329 home inspections completed.
226 visits to disaster recovery centers by people affected by the disaster.
3 disaster recovery centers currently open.

Those individuals still managing losses and damages due to the disaster may also receive help from other agencies, such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Survivors are urged to contact FEMA by phone, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 AM to 10 PM, online, or by mobile device using the FEMA app or by going to

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