Torrential rainfall caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning along the Illinois river.
The river was expected to reach a record high of 29 feet by Thursday and for those in Spring Bay whose land begins to flood around 25 feet, they started to prepare for the worst.
Most are familiar with the process and have learned from past experiences including record floods in 2013; but so far they’re relieved the river hasn’t crested yet.
“That’s a big relief to the residents, because they have to move all the stuff out of their basements and do the sandbagging, it’s a lot of work,” said Village Member Dave Atherton.
The spring bay fire department is hosting a meeting at 7 tonight for residents who have any questions about rain fall and possible flooding in the area