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Disaster assistance still available in S. Ill

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Associated Press

MARION, Ill. -- Southern Illinois residents who suffered damage and losses during recent severe weather have about a week left to apply for federal disaster assistance.

The application deadline for assistance is Aug. 8.

State and federal recovery officials say more than $16 million in disaster assistance has already been approved for southern Illinois residents and businesses.

Officials say funding is available to cover temporary rental assistance, home repairs and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

To register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, visit