Northampton County residents who couldn't work due to Hurricane Irene or last week's flooding following Hurricane Lee are eligible for federal unemployment benefits.
According to the Morning Call, benefits are available to anyone who became unemployed between Aug. 26 and 30 or since Sept. 3, provided they live in a county that was approved for disaster aid.
The benefit is available to anyone who lost their job because of the storms, or couldn't get to work, or was injured. The deadline to file is Oct. 14. To file, call 877-FILE DUA (877-345-3382).