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Last call for aid on the horizon

Published 8:17pm Friday, May 13, 2011

The disaster recovery center set up in the Linden Armory May 1 was closed permanently Friday night at 7 p.m. Over its 12 days of operation the center aided 214 visitors

Traditionally, the biggest wave of those seeking help comes about a week after the storm. That week has gone, and so has FEMA.

Officials are still available for Marengo County residents seeking aid, but as more and more of the disaster recovery centers close they will become harder to find.

Marengo County residents still seeking aid from the April 15 and April 27 tornado outbreak should call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit the disaster recovery center in Butler, which is still open.

If you’ve not sought aid yet, please do so now. There is help out there for people who need it. If you don’t ask for it, you only have yourself to blame if you don’t get it.

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