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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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