Federal flood relief application deadline is July 9

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Residents and businesses who sustained flooding damage between April 6 and May 5, 2013 have until July 9, 2013 to apply for federal funding assistance.

There are four Cook County Disaster Recovery Centers where residents can meet with a Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, representative to complete an application: 1486 Miner Street, 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 Street, Forest View, IL.

Individuals may also apply by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or 800-462-7585 (TTY for hearing and speech impaired). Registration can also be done online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by smartphone at m.fema.org.

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.

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