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Gov.Quinn declares disaster in 38 flood-hit counties

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."

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FLOOD WARNING FOR SUGAR CREEK

Update: Thursday, Apr 18, 2013

8:32 pm

THE NATL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY.

APPROXIMATELY TWO & A HALF TO THREE & A HALF INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS ACROSS THE IROQUOIS RIVER BASIN WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED RISES ON THE SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

807 PM CDT THURSDAY, APR 18 2013

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD FROM LATE TONIGHT TO MON MORNING.

* AT 700 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 14.7 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FORECAST.RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY FRIDAY & CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 22.0 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY MON MORNING.

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Flood Warning Issued: Iroquois, Ford, Livingston, Kankakee Counties

*  Update:  Thursday, Apr 18, 2013            6:10 am

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING
FOR MOST OF ILLIANA.

EFFECTED AREAS INCLUDE Iroquois, Northern Ford, Livingston, Kankakee, Vermilion,Grundy and LaSalle counties in Illinois. Newton, Benton, Jasper and Porter counties in Indian are included.

AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINS ANTICIPATED FOR THE
NEXT 48 HRS WILL RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG THE IROQUOIS, KANKAKEE and VERMILION RIVER.

THE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED PRECIPITATION.SOIL
MOISTURE CONDITIONS.& FORECAST PRECIPITATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THIS RIVER NEED TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS FLOODING SITUATION.

 

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Weather Alert: Iroquois County

Update:  Wednesday, April 17, 2013   5:30 pm

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK

HEAVY RAINFALL OF BETWEEN 1 & 2 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 24 HRS THAT WILL RESULT IN RISES ON SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY, TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

5:32 PM CDT WEDNESDAY, APR 17 2013

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THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD

* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.

* AT 1100 AM WED THE STAGE WAS 13.8 FEET.

* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 15.8 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

 

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Funeral Service for Watseka Teacher, Coach

A Saturday morning funeral service is scheduled in Watseka for Watseka High School teacher and coach Brent McTaggart.  The 36-year-old product of Watseka High died Tuesday morning at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He was involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Iroquois County.

Saturday's funeral will be at 10:30 am at the Watseka High School Gymnasium.  Visitation is Friday 3-8 pm at Trinity Church on Route 24 East in Watseka.  There's also 1 hour of visitation prior to the service Saturday.

McTaggart was an art teacher and an assistant football coach.  He was a graduate of Watseka High School.

The Watseka Unit Nine School District made counselors available Tuesday to speak with students and staff.

Brent is survived by his wife, Casis, three children, Kennedy, Andrew and Addison.  Also surviving are two brothers, Kirk and Todd and his parents, Paul and Linda McTaggart.

 

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