Region Recovers From Tornadoes

Five confirmed deaths in the area, six total in Illinois.
- Kathy George, 58, Brookport
- Roger Harmon, 56, Brookport
- Scholitta Burrus, 63, Brookport area
- Joseph Hoy, 80, New Minden
- Frances Hoy, 78, New Minden

Governor Quinn says FEMA will start assessing the storm damage Nov. 21 in several counties, including Massac, Pope and Washington, to determine if and how much federal disaster aid they will receive.

Anybody affected by the tornado can register with the Brookport City Council chamber at 209 Ohio Street in Brookport or by calling 618-564-2351.

If you would like to volunteer to help clean up in Brookport, volunteers should meed at the 'Old Veach Gas Station' at the junction of IL-145 and U.S. 45, bring your own gloves, tools and food and drink. That begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Monetary donations will be accepted online at or at several different banks across the area, including: The Bank of Carbondale, Regions, SIU Credit Union, Farmer's State Bank, Legence Bank, Mid Country Bank, People's National Bank, City National Bank in Metropolis and The Bank in Marion, among others. Make checks payable to Southern Illinois Community Foundation, with Brookport Regional Disaster Relief Fund in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible.

Officials say do not send anymore material items as donations. They do not need them.

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