Meeting to discuss flood prevention

I was glad to meet with officials from Iroquois and Kankakee counties recently regarding flooding issues which affect not just those two counties but our entire region. Flooding is unlike any of the other natural disasters we face in Illinois because while there is much an individual can do to prepare for an ice storm or a tornado, flood response requires entire communities and regions to work together. Our regional flood alliance has brought together leaders from our district and from the areas just outside the district lines because flooding here can be impacted by factors dozens or even hundreds of miles away. In a spring and summer that have been so difficult for many living near rivers and streams throughout the state, I am appreciative of those who have joined with us to find solutions to the problem of flooding in Illinois.