Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that the federal government approved his request for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for the residents of 14 southern Ill. counties affected by spring flooding.
The assistance is available to people who live or work in Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Lawrence, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, White and Williamson counties, who were unable to work because of the disaster.
"This assistance will help families get through this difficult time," said Gov. Quinn. "The historic flooding this spring disrupted the lives of thousands of people across southern Ill., keeping many people from being able to go back to work to support their families. We will continue doing all we can to help those impacted by flooding to rebuild and recover."