Flooding has significantly receded in the area; however some roads and streets are still inundated.
The US 24 & IL 1 on the west side of Watseka is now open.
FEMA IS NOT IN THE AREA. Local officials are following all appropriate pathways in an effort to acquire federal assistance. Iroquois County EMA is planning on performing damage assessment with door-to-door teams early next week as part of the request process.
The American Red Cross is still operating a shelter for flood-displaced residents at Trinity Church on the east side of Watseka. The Red Cross does have clean-up kits available to flood victims on a first-come-first-serve basis, with 1 kit per family. Currently there are 18 residents. American Red Cross assessment teams were in the affected areas today.
Iroquois County Animal Control is operating an animal shelter at Jefferson Plaza at the east US 24 & IL 1 intersection. They currently have approximately 5 pets.