Sky 6: Flooding in southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — The fight against flooding continues in southern Illinois.

In Alexander County, emergency management is installing pumps to removed backwater from one side of a levee. You can see Sky 6 video of that below.

Over in East Cape Girardeau, the Illinois Department of Transportation has delivered more sand bags to help residents fight back against the floodwaters. You can see Sky 6 video of that area below.

In McClure, a village in Alexander County, Sky 6 video shows water over roads, in yards and reaching the doorsteps of homes.

And in Grand Tower in Jackson County, the community is working to protect its levee from the rising water. Sky 6 video shows how high the water is, as well as other problems the wet conditions have caused — including a sinkhole that opened up in the pavement.