Damage assessments continue across East Central Illinois and Western Indiana following the recent flooding. Governor Bruce Rauner added Iroquois, Vermilion and nine other counties Tuesday to the list of those declared a state disaster area.
The governor made a stop in Watseka to thank first-responders and community leaders. He emphasized the need to make sure damage assessments are documented.
Watseka Mayor Bob Harwood told WGFA News debris removal started yesterday and will continue until the mess is cleaned up.
Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is also emphasizing documentation of damages to seek reimbursement. The Mayor said heavy flood waters rolled through both the Harrison Park and Ellsworth Park areas but Danville was lucky. 'Eisenhauer reported very little damage. Both Harrison Park and Ellsworth Park remain closed to the general public.
The Department of Natural Resources has reopened the Kankakee River after closing the waterway last week due to high water.