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Flood relief funds pour into Kane County

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Paul Gogo of South Elgin returns for another sandbag after flooding two months ago on the Fox River in South Elgin. "This is just brutal, it's never been like this" said Gogo, who had been up since the middle of the night April 18 working to protect his home on South River Street.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Carrie Wolotowsky of South Elgin wades across a flooded East Spring Street to get to her vehicle during April flooding on the Fox River in South Elgin.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Volunteer sandbaggers Chris Schmedes of Geneva takes a bag from Brad Umholtz of South Elgin as they try to stop the Fox River from flooding the Herrington Inn April 18 in Geneva. Herrington owner Paul Ruby put out the call for help early and people came by the dozens to help out.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Water invades Seba Park after April flooding on the Fox River in South Elgin.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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It's not too late to apply for federal flood assistance stemming from the April rains. In fact, nearly $1 million has been paid out to nearly 1,000 Kane County residents so far.
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    • Paul Gogo of South Elgin returns for another sandbag after flooding two months ago on the Fox River in South Elgin. “This is just brutal, it's never been like this” said Gogo, who had been up since the middle of the night April 18 working to protect his home on South River Street.
    •  Carrie Wolotowsky of South Elgin wades across a flooded East Spring Street to get to her vehicle during April flooding on the Fox River in South Elgin.
    •  Volunteer sandbaggers Chris Schmedes of Geneva takes a bag from Brad Umholtz of South Elgin as they try to stop the Fox River from flooding the Herrington Inn April 18 in Geneva. Herrington owner Paul Ruby put out the call for help early and people came by the dozens to help out.
    •  Water invades Seba Park after April flooding on the Fox River in South Elgin.
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