Counties are trying to get ahead of the rising Mississippi River by bagging thousands of sandbags. Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a state disaster proclamation one month ago for 34 Illinois counties. Multiple state agencies are still working side by side to save river communities up and down the Mississippi.
Although this week’s rain is not expected to be heavy, flooding from last month’s downpours continues to have a lasting effect on people in Livingston County.
What would you do if you lived in an area that gets hit with flooding year after year? Would you move? One local man says, flooding or not, this is home.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are scheduled to conduct preliminary damage assessments in 54 Tennessee counties affected by flooding caused by a deluge in February.
Floodwaters have washed out roads in Miller City, Illinois, which is near a broken levee. This week, Alexander County Highway Department crews have been working to get those roads back in driving condition.