Over $2 million in federal aid approved for flood survivors in St. Clair County, Illinois.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – On Friday, Oct. 14, President Joe Biden signed a major disaster declaration for St. Clair County, Illinois, following severe storms and flooding in late July 2022.

As a result of this declaration, more than $2 million in federal assistance was approved to support disaster recovery.

As of October 25, Illinois recovery assistance includes:

  • Over $1 million in FEMA housing grants to help pay for home repairs, housing replacement and rental assistance for temporary housing.
  • Over $119,000 in Other Needs Assistance grants to help pay for personal property replacement and other serious storm-related needs. Such as moving and storage costs, transportation, childcare, and medical and dental expenses.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program has processed over $1.1 million in flood insurance claims.

According to a statement, FEMA and state disaster recovery centers will be open in St. Clair County beginning Friday, October 28.

Homeowners and tenants in St. Clair County who have been affected by flooding can request assistance by calling 800-621-3362 or online. here.

Residents of St. Clair County can also apply at two disaster recovery centers that remain open in Missouri. Locations can be found here.

For more information on flood recovery in Illinois, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4676.

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