Flooding updates from the Red Cross and Watseka Police and Fire Departments

Watseka Flooding Update From the American Red Cross-Central Illinois Chapter:

The American Red Cross continues to provide food, shelter and comfort to the flood victims in Watseka.

 The shelter is located in the Trinity Church, 1658 East Walnut Street in Watseka.
Visit www.redcross.org/prepare for flood safety and recovery tips.

From the Watseka Police and Fire Departments:

Sugar Creek dropped 5 inches over night
Iroquois River dropped 3 inches over night

South Second Street from Mulberry Street (Glenn Raymond School) South is open all the way out of town.

RECAPPING South Second Street, Route 1 South (from Milford), and Cable Line Road are the only ways in to Watseka at this time.

The Watseka Fire Department is once again handling any assistance calls that we can. Station #1 at 5th st/ Oak st is still staffed and will be for as long as needed.

Curfew is still in effect from 10pm to 6am Daily until July 20.

Water Levels are still high in town and the public will not be allowed back into flooded areas due to Continued safety concerns.

City Officials will continue developing a Recovery Plan so it will be ready to implement as soon as flood water recede. The City of Watseka will also follow State and Federal Guidelines in an effort to receive additional assistance from the Federal Government. This process does take some time to be completed.

We stress again that we ask our residents to continue to be patient and stay safe during this flood event.