FEMA visits local community

Published 06/04 2013 04:22PM

Updated 06/04 2013 05:26PM

Update: 4:22 pm, 6/4/13, Tuesday
VILLA GROVE -- Flood victims are one step closer to getting federal aid. FEMA representatives were in town Tuesday trying to register homeowners and businesses which sustained water damage from April's storms. That means literally stopping by each and every property.

People who lost appliances or medical equipment can qualify for help, but the first step is registering for the damage done. The deadline to register for assistance is July 9. Anyone who hasn't signed up can click here or call FEMA: (800) 621 - FEMA (3362)

Original: 9:22 pm, 6/3/13, Monday

VILLA GROVE -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrive in Douglas County Tuesday to meet with homeowners and businesses affected by April's flooding. FEMA declared Villa Grove a disaster when the Embarrass River flooded the town.

Several homes had water damage and flooded basements. The flooding is gone, but the river is still high because of the rain. Homeowners say they still need help since some insurance companies will not cover damages.

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