Illinois River Flood Water Receding in Peoria
Dwain Deppolder of the city's emergency management agency said Tuesday water was kept at bay by a 30,000-sandbag wall. As a result, businesses on streets near the river were largely unaffected by flooding. Deppolder says officials were in contact with businesses throughout the crisis, making sure they had everything under control. He said a plant belonging to steel products maker Rohn Manufacturing was threatened. Deppolder said the city sent pumps to the plant, keeping it from being inundated.
Deppolder said heavy rain did cause basement flooding in 30 homes. He said 12 homes were affected by river water. The National Weather Service says the Illinois will recede slowly due to Tuesday's rain.
See other LocalNews news:Former NRA President Issues Warning In Visit to Odin Gun Shop
Early Voting Begins for March Primary Election in Marion County
Centralia Police Arrest Mt. Vernon Man on Multiple Weapon and Drug Charges
Police Beat for Saturday, February 6th, 2016
New Commemorative Quarter Features Shawnee National Forest