Trump declares Illinois a disaster area

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(WTVO) — Historic flooding in the Spring prompted President Trump to declare Illinois a major disaster area.

Twenty-seven Illinois counties qualified, including Carroll, Whiteside, and Stephenson counties, which are now eligible for federal funding.

Local governments and some not-for-profits are eligible for the funds, which can be used for debris removal, new emergency protective measures, and the restoration of infrastructure.

The State of Illinois will work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to manage the money.

A request for help for homeowners and businesses is still under review.

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