Iroquois EMA Calls for Flooding Preparations

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IROQUOIS COUNTY – The Iroquois Emergency Management Agency cautions residents to prepare for more potential storms tonight and tomorrow.

Officials say the Iroquois River at Iroquois is currently at 25 feet and still rising. Sugar Creek at Milford is at 22 feet with water levels still rising. EMA workers are monitoring the flooding situation and will update the public through local media.

The Iroquois EMA says agricultural flooding is severe, while residential flooding is minor to moderate. Those living in a flood-prone area should move valuables to higher levels in their homes. Flood plans are highly encouraged. Residents are urged to not drive through flooded roads. Those who come across an unmarked flooded roadway should call the non-emergency number at 815-432-4918.

The City of Watseka is prepared to extract residents from their homes if necessary. An evacuation order is not in place at this time. Shelters will be set up if the need arises. If a resident becomes trapped or needs shelter, call 9-1-1. 

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