BENTON, IL (KFVS) - The Franklin County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to apply for disaster assistance before the deadline on August 8.
According to Director of Emergency Management Ryan M. Buckingham, recovery efforts coordinated by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration have been above board.
"I am very pleased with the efforts of our governmental and community partners during the recovery phase of this disaster", said Buckingham. "To date, around 80 claims for assistance have been filed, and around $270,000.00 in assistance has been given to Franklin County residents."
To register for FEMA assistance or check on the status of a registration, you can go online or call 1-800-621-FEMA or TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA phone lines are open from 7 a.m.