flooding

City Seeking $31-million
9:26 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Burlington Finalizes Flood Protection Application

Burlington hopes a large flood wall will prevent the need for these temporary barricades in the future.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Burlington's plan to hold back the mighty Mississippi River moves forward.

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Contingent on Sales Tax Approval
8:14 am
Thu July 10, 2014

MODOT Could Elevate Flooded Highway in Clark County

Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line remains closed due to flooding.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Improvements could be made to a highway in Clark County that is prone to flooding, as long as voters support a new sales tax next month.

The stretch of Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line runs near the intersection of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers.

It is shut down at the moment because flood water has overtaken the road.  MoDOT must inspect the road once the water has receded before it can be re-opened.

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Crest Expected This Weekend
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Large barriers are being placed around Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to hold back the Mississippi River.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

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Tips for Surviving
11:12 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Red Cross Flood App

The Flood App
Credit Rich Egger

Just in time for spring, the American Red Cross has created something new to help when disaster strikes.

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Spring Storm Damage
1:28 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Story Update: FEMA Deadline Extended

Flooding in Macomb
Credit Scott Stuntz

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for applying for recovery assistance from this spring’s flooding in Illinois.

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Considering Outside Auditorium Management
9:59 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Burlington Seeks FEMA Money

Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Burlington is seeking federal help in protecting several downtown properties from flooding.

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Rain affecting crop insurance coverage
3:19 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Tri-States Farmers Face Choice

Flooded Farmland West of Macomb
Credit Scott Stuntz

Farmers who still have not been able to get into the fields will have a decision to make at the end of the month.

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Flash Flooding
10:02 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Flash Flooding in Western Illinois

Flooding on North Third St in Monmouth
Credit Jane Carlson

Security cameras at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg captured video of flood waters bursting through the front doors during Tuesday night’s heavy downpour.

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Heavy Rains and Flooding
5:19 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Schuyler County Damage Assessments

Credit Scott Stuntz

The Schuyler County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency reported it is beginning to receive calls from residents and businesses about water damage.

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Bill Knight – May 2
3:17 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Counting Blessings Instead of Flood Damage Totals

Bill Knight

The week of the Boston Marathon bombing and the workplace explosion in West, Texas, it was impossible not to feel guilty about a nagging sense of loss from flooding. Even there, many people in west-central Illinois were hit far harder, losing everything short of their lives.

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