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Federal Aid Available After April Illinois Floods

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Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo credit: Facebook.com)

Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo credit: Facebook.com)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - More than $73 million in federal aid has been approved so far to help Illinois communities hurt by April’s floods.

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said in a news release Monday the help includes grants for short-term expenses such as rent on temporary housing and home repairs.

About $2 million is also available for short-term loans for businesses and individuals.

Thirty-three Illinois counties have been approved for federal disaster assistance following the floods.

People and businesses affected should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency to register.

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