Quinn announces flood aid registration date extended to Aug. 8

By WEEK Reporter

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 9:38 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn announced Wednesday nearly $190 million in federal grants and loans have been approved to help 35 counties recover after flooding in April.

Quinn also said that FEMA has approved the state’s request for a 15-day extension of the registration deadline.

People who suffered damage or loss between April 16 and May 5 now have until August 8 to register for federal grants and loans.

People in the 35 federally designated counties are eligible to apply for federal aid. Those counties include Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Clark, Cook, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kane, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford.