Costello meets with FEMA officials

Ill. Rep. Jerry Costello
Ill. Rep. Jerry Costello

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Ill. Congressman Jerry Costello met with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in Marion on Saturday to get updates on how the agency is helping southern Illinois families.

"I commend FEMA for getting their operation up and running with about 150 people spread throughout the counties affected by high water and flooding," stated Costello. "FEMA is processing about 125 applications for assistance each day and they will remain in the area as long as it takes to complete their mission."

Costello encouraged anyone who believes that they may be eligible for assistance to call FEMA's hot line at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

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