Rep. Bennett: Watseka Flood rellef efforts in full swing

Representative Bennett has been on scene today in Watseka to lend his office’s support to the flood relief efforts.

“We have  great cooperation between the different agencies,” Representative Bennett said. “Special thanks to Mayor Bob Harwood, Emergency Management’s Aaron Ceci, IEMA, Red Cross, members of the Trinity Church for providing shelter, and the many folks working in front of and behind the scenes. Lot of good work in responding to needs in Watseka!”

Here’s the latest update from Watseka first responders:

**Statement from the Watseka Fire Department**

Iroquois River From 730 am to 1130 am went down 1/4 inch.

Sugar Creek from 730 am to 1130 am went down 1 1/2 inches.

Cable line Road (2200 East) Is open from the north And Route 1 from the south are the only routes into Watseka.

Ameren Illinois and NICOR Gas will shut off electric and gas supply ONLY UNDER 2 CONDITIONS:
1. If the Customer requests the service to be shut off.
2. If the Service Representative of either utility determines that a safety issue exists due to flood waters.

The Red Cross has a shelter set up at Trinity Church.

City Wide Curfew is in Effect from 10pm to 6am everyday until July 20th.

Watseka Fire Department will be staffed and open 24 hours a day until there is no longer a need. Phone 815-432-3848 for questions or assistance please don’t hesitate to call.

We ask that our residents be patient and most of all safe during this flood event.