SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security'sFederal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release:
Survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes have until Monday, Jan. 27 to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Federal disaster assistance may be available for the following:
Temporary housing for homeowners and renters.
Other serious disaster-related expenses for homeowners and renters not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
Low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration that may cover losses for homeowners, renters and business owners not fully compensated by insurance.
Survivors can apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or with a smartphone or tablet by visiting m.fema.gov. They can also register and get questions answered over the phone by calling FEMA's helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362).
Survivors who use a TTY can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
For the latest information on Illinois' recovery from the Nov. 17 storms, visit FEMA.gov/Disaster/4157. Follow FEMA online at twitter.com/femaregion5, facebook.com/fema and youtube.com/fema. The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
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