Flood Watch for April 30, 2013

We continue to provide regular updates on flooding related issues.

IEMA Update:
Rivers recede across Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan
- Numerous Flood Warnings remain in effect
- Local and joint damage assessments are ongoing
- Less than 1¾ inches of total precipitation is expected over the next five days
- No impact to current river conditions

4:30 IEMA Update:

No critical situations or new unmet needs arose overnight, and no new requests for State assistance have been received. One existing State assistance mission (cleanup) has been extended for three days.

Water levels are dropping in all areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and on the Wabash from Mt. Carmel north.

Maintenance of flood protective measures continues along the middle section of the Mississippi River and the southern half of the Illinois River. The State continues to support local operations as required.

Flooding is ongoing along the Wabash River in Lawrence, Crawford, and Clark Counties. IEMA personnel are deployed to work with local officials there and facilitate assistance requests; all currently identified needs have been addressed.

Current Situation

Routine patrol of levees is ongoing in all areas, and any isolated instances of seepage and/or boils are being addressed and mitigated whenever identified.

IEMA Regional personnel are working with all flood impacted areas to facilitate requests for state assistance, and the SIRC remains operational daily. to coordinate the deployment of needed State resources and assets.

The IEMA Bureau of Disaster Assistance and Preparedness is coordinating the formal Preliminary Damage Assessment process. This began yesterday in DuPage and Lake Counties and the City of Chicago; work is continuing in these jurisdictions today and expanding into Cook County.

Bulk distribution site locations continue to operate in impacted jurisdictions throughout IEMA Regions 2, 3 & 4. Clean-up kits are being delivered in other impacted areas.

IDOC work crews and IDOT resources were deployed to LaSalle and Fulton Counties today to assist with debris removal efforts; they will return to both tomorrow, .These are the only current requests for State assistance.

Many State resources deployed last week to IEMA Regions 2, 3 and 4 have been released and will be picked up by IDOT. USACE supplied resources are also being released.

Roadways & Waterways

·         None

·         Brussels Ferry

District 3 (Counties: Dekalb, Bureau, Lasalle, Kendall, Grundy, Livingston, Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford)
·         IL-351 Closed south of Illinois River Bridge in LaSalle Cnty

District 4 (Counties: Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Knox, McDonough, Fulton, Stark, Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam, and Woodford)
·         Carman Rd Closed from IL-96 in Lomax to US-34 near Gulfport in Henderson Cnty.
·         IL-9 Closed between IL-97 and Bushnell - levee break - rerouted NB to IL-116 in Fulton Cnty.
·         Peoria Cnty Closed Alta Lane at Allen Road (long term closure due to sink hole)
·         IL-18 Closed at Henry Bridge in Marshall Cnty.
·         IL-78/97 Closed between US 136 & US 24 in Fulton Cnty. Detour US-136 to US-24.
·         Dixon Mounds Rd Closed from Dixon Mounds to IL 78/97

District 6 (Counties: Hancock, Adams, Pike, Schuyler, Brown, Cass, Scott, Morgan, Mason, Menard, Sangamon, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian)
·         US-67 Closed at Indian Creek Bridge in Cass County, South of Beardstown.
·         IL-100 Closed at Fredrick in Schuyler Cnty.

District 7 (Counties: Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Fayette, Effingham, Clay, Wayne, Edwards, Richland, Jasper, Cumberland, Coles, Clark, Crawford, Lawrence, and Wabash)
·         Old Rt-1 Closed north of Mt. Carmel in Wabash County.
·         IL-33 Closed between Heathsville & Westport, just north of Lawrenceville in Lawrence Cnty.

District 8 (Counties: Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Bond, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Washington, Clinton, Marion)
·         IL-96 Closed at Mozier Rd(County Road-2) in Calhoun County.
·         IL-3 Truck Bypass Closed in Chester at Water St. in Randolph County.
·         Kaskaskia St Closed at the Bridge bypass near Menard Prison, due to flooding in Randolph County.
·         IL-100 Closed from Joe Page Bridge at Hardin to Pearl in Pike County.
·         IL-100 Closed NB and SB at US-67 in Madison County.
·         IL-100 Closed from IL-3 to IL-16 in Jersey County.
·         IL-100 Closed NB and SB between Kampsville and Pearl in Pike County.

District 9 (Counties: Perry, Jackson, Union, Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Johnson, Williamson, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Saline, Pope, Hardin, Gallatin, and White)
·         IL-3 Closed just N of Cora (Jackson Cnty) to Chester in Randolph Cnty. Detour over IL-151.

Red Cross Update:

Five shelters remain open with a total overnight population of 37

Affected residents will be able to pick up ARC kits and other cleaning supplies from 32 locations throughout our jurisdiction.

Over 400 households received supplies through our efforts yesterday through mobile distribution routes around Des Plaines, Lisle and Downers Grove.

Here are the distribution plans for today:
- 2 ERVs will travel in to Du Page County to continue mobile distribution in Downer's Grove and Lisle in cooperation with the DuPage Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
- We will be working with Lake County EMA to coordinate similar mobile distribution efforts/routes and will be sending two ERVs for distribution in Fox Lake.
- 2 ERVs will continue to visit the most affected neighborhoods in Des Plaines, Park Ridge and Niles.
- We will support a fixed ARC distribution site in South Holland with 2 box trucks full of supplies and a team of 2 ERVs roaming the area.
- We will open ARC fixed distribution sites in Gary and Hammond, IN and will be identifying areas to send teams of ERVs for mobile distribution.  The addresses for these sites are still pending and are not included in the attached list.
- We will continue consolidating remaining bulk supplies in the other counties to our staging area in Rolling Meadows to prepare for continuing mobile efforts throughout the week and for another big weekend.
- We will send cleanup kits to the Stone Park Fire Department.

Please note that many of our partner sites are running low on supplies and our public site list will continue to decrease in the next few days.  We will be working with each county to determine which key sites should be resupplied next week.