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SOME KEY NUMBERS AFTER HISTORIC ILLINOIS, MISSOURI FLOODING

9 to 14 inches of rain deluged much of Missouri and portions of Illinois over a three-day period starting Dec. 26, the National Weather Service says. Volunteers helped filled a million-plus sandbags to communities threatened by the Illinois, Sangamon, Iroquois and Mississippi Rivers. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner declared 12 counties disaster areas, mostly in central… read more

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RIVER FLOODING

This week’s heavy rains are bringing flood waters along the Mississippi River. In general, the river is forecast to rise another 2-3 feet above current levels upstream of the Quad Cities area and begin cresting at the end of this week. From Quincy downstream to Grafton, the river is forecast to rise another 5-6 feet… read more

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