Assessment Centers
2:36 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

McDonough County to Open Flood Centers

Flooding in Macomb
Credit Scott Stuntz

The McDonough County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency will open flood damage assessment centers to help those whose property was damaged by April’s heavy rains and floods.

Details are included in this news release issued by ESDA:

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Already declared a state disater area
2:00 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Western IL Readies for Federal Disaster Declaration

Flooded house in Macomb near Wigwam Hallow road.
Credit Scott Stuntz

As a result of heavy rains and flooding, much of west-central Illinois has been declared a state disaster area and a federal disaster declaration could follow.

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Update on Lee County/Burlington
10:42 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Hamilton Preparing for More Flooding

The site of Hamilton's old covered bridge is underwater right now.

The fact that the Mississippi River is slowly starting to recede is not stopping flood preparation in one Hancock County community.

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Waste Management
7:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flood Debris Pickup in Macomb

Debri ourside of Niall and Amelia Harnett's house at the corner of Jana and Wigwam Hallow Roads.

Waste Management has agreed to collect flood damaged items in Macomb for the next two weeks. 

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waiting for waters to receed
9:02 am
Mon April 22, 2013

McDonough County Works on Disaster Application

View from Wigwam Hallow Road just before the bridge on friday 4/19/2013

McDonough County has not been declared a state disaster area but the county is working on it’s application to be declared one.

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Close to record set in 1965
3:25 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Lamoine River Rises 17ft. in 24 Hours

The View from Wigwam Hallow Road which was flooded by the Lamoine River

*UPDATE*  Since this story was published, the National Weather Service now says Lamoine River has broken the 1965 record of 27 feet, and is set to crest sometime Friday at 29 feet.

The over five inches of recent rains caused the Lamoine River to rise 17 feet in a period of 24 hours. 

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