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River city watching and remembering

Posted by wlpo on December 29, 2015

   Marseilles officials remember the 2013 floods and are, again, watching the Illinois River. According to the Police’s Facebook page, city officials have been watching river levels and weather conditions as early as this past Sunday. Communication is ongoing with the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service. City officials, local and county Emergency Management personnel also met.

    With the river level at 19 feet and projected to reach 21, Mayor James Traeger signed an emergency declaration for a voluntary evacuation. This is only for the 2013 flood affected areas of the city. Additional information will be released by about 8am Wednesday. The city does not anticipate a mandatory evacuation. It also urges citizens to remain ready, alert and informed.

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