The deadline for applying for federal flood relief is July 9 for residents and businesses who sustained flooding damage between April 6 and May 5.
There are four Cook County Disaster Recovery Centers where residents can meet with a Federal Emergency Management Agency representative to complete an application: 1486 Miner St., Des Plaines; Royal Savings Bank, 9226 S. Commercial Ave., Chicago; North Park Village Administration Building, 5801 N. Pulaski, Chicago; and Forest View Fire Department, 7010 West 46th St., Forest View. Individuals may also apply by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or (800) 462-7585 for hearing and speech impaired. Registration also can be done online at disasterassistance.gov or by smartphone at m.fema.org.
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Assistance may take the form of grants or low-interest Small Business Administration loans. Funds may be used to help with temporary housing, home repairs or replacement and other disaster-related expenses.