Updated information from a City of Watseka press release reported in the Times-Republic.
“…As of today the Watseka Fire Department, assisted from other area departments, has evacuated families from 28 homes on the north and west side of Watseka. Forty-seven families have self-evacuated from the same area. Checks for well-being have been provided to five residences. Evacuations have slowed but still continue.
The American Red Cross shelter at Trinity Church is housing more than 50 people as of today.
Ameren Illinois and NICOR Gas will shut off electric or gas supply under two conditions: If the customer requests the service be shut off, or, if the service representative of either utility determines that a safety issue exists due to the flood waters. Neither utility is randomly shutting off electric or gas supply…” Click here to read the full article.