The flooding conditions in Watseka finds Mayor Bob Harwood suggesting citizens "not to panic, but act now; don't wait to get to higher ground."
The mayor said to be vigilant, but don't panic. The flood waters have forced barricades into place at several locations in town. Sugar Creek and the Iroquois River are on the rise since the rain Sunday thru this (Tues) morning.
Sugar Creek at Milford is expected to crest today (Tuesday). The latest measurement there was at 26.29 feet ---well above the 18-foot flood stage.
The Iroquois River is not expected to peak until Thursday. Several roads in Watseka have barricades in place. Motorists are urged to obey 'road closed' signs.
Several other rural routes in Iroquois County are also posted. County Highway and Township road crews are monitoring the flood waters.
The City of Watseka Facebook site is keeping local citizens aware of the updated information.
Sandbags are available at the Watseka Public Works Department on North Street.