Lawmakers ask for more flood relief

June 25, 2008 1:58:48 PM PDT
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and other lawmakers want more relief for Illinois flood victims. They met with federal officials Wednesday in Washington. President Bush has already declared 13 Illinois counties disaster areas but none in the Chicago area. That means the counties will get federal aid to help in recovery efforts.

The government's Federal Emergency Management Agency says it could name more disaster areas in the coming days as it assesses more flood-damaged areas.