This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ST. LOUIS – Illinois locals have 40 more days to apply for help from FEMA.

They have a center in East St. Louis and a second one in Caseyville. FEMA has provided $5.5 million to homeowners so far to jumpstart their recovery.

Almost 700 metro east households have filed for assistance so far. That’s roughly 150 applications a day at the center in East St. Louis alone.

The deadline to apply is December 16.