National Guard to respond to flood flight along Illinois and Mississippi Rivers

Ill. (KWQC) - The state of Illinois is calling in the National Guard. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker made the announcement Thursday.

200 National Guard members will be activated to respond with the flood flight along the Illinois and the Mississippi Rivers.

Guard members will begin reporting to their units in Milan, Galesburg and Springfield effective Thursday.

Several Quad City area counties are on the disaster list.