Flooding Preparation Tips

Published 07/02 2014 05:59PM

Updated 07/02 2014 06:00PM

After a soggy June, many are starting to think of flooding.

The Illinois River is expected to rise above flood stage.

It could continue to rise around 19.3 feet.

The American Red Cross is urging central Illinois residents to be prepared in case of flooding.

It offers these tips for residents:

  • Listen to your weather radio to keep up on weather and flooding

  • Be prepared to evacuate immediately

  • When a flood warning is issued head for higher ground and stay there

  • Only return home when officials says it is safe

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