THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN ILLINOIS and INDIANA…..
IROQUOIS RIVER AT RENSSELAER AFFECTING JASPER COUNTY, INDIANA.IROQUOIS RIVER NEAR FORESMAN AFFECTING NEWTON COUNTY, INDIANA.IROQUOIS RIVER AT IROQUOIS AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY. IROQUOIS RIVER NEAR CHEBANSE AFFECTING IROQUOIS & KANKAKEECOUNTIES.
SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY.KANKAKEE RIVER AT DUNNS BRIDGE AFFECTING PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA. KANKAKEE RIVER NEAR KOUTS AFFECTING JASPER & PORTER COUNTIES in INDIANA. KANKAKEE RIVER AT SHELBY AFFECTING LAKE & NEWTON COUNTIES in INDIANA. KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE AFFECTING KANKAKEE COUNTYKANKAKEE RIVER NEAR WILMINGTON AFFECTING GRUNDY & WILL COUNTIES.MAZON RIVER NEAR COAL CITY AFFECTING GRUNDY COUNTYVERMILION RIVER AT PONTIAC AFFECTING LIVINGSTON COUNTYVERMILION RIVER NEAR LEONORE AFFECTING LA SALLE COUNTY
WIDESPREAD FLOODING CONTINUES.
SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.
The National Weather Service is closely watching the area’s river levels with flooding issues a concern statewide.Governor Pat Quinn Thursday issued a state of emergency to provide local governments with needed assistance.
The declaration makes personnel and equipment available, where needed.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has declared 38 counties state disaster areas after surveying flood damage from the heavy rainstorms across Illinois.
The disaster declaration, issued Thursday night, will speed and expand the deployment of state emergency resources. It also allows the state to seek federal help.
Flash floods and rivers that have quickly risen to record or near-record levels have inundated communities. Thousands of people have been evacuated around the state, and the floodwaters have damaged or destroyed homes and business and shut down roads.
In a statement announcing the disaster declaration, Quinn says "Illinois has seen an incredible level of devastation and reports indicate that conditions will get worse in the coming days."