The Illinois River was under a major flood warning after heavy rains over the previous few days. At 10 a.m. May 17, the National Weather Service recorded 3.42 inches of rain over a single 24-hour period in Alton, with flash flooding reported in several communities. NBC 5 viewers across Illinois share their photos of flooding due to heavy rainfall on Sunday . Similarly, Gov. These facilities are currently free of COVID-19. |, WATCH LIVE: Illinois Gov. All drivers have been instructed to wear appropriate PPE while working in a flood operation environment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. if it’s this bad then we’ll park across the street or at the park district and leave your car there overnight, and you just gotta row your stuff in and out,” said Chillicothe resident Heidi. A barge that had broken loose from the ADM Terminal at Mile 243.3 on the Illinois River  May 18 lodged against a shore pier at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Ottawa, Ill., and was retrieved next day. Now is the time to take actions to protect your family and property from potential flooding.”. Evandy's Boatel in Napels, Illinois, on May 20, 2020. Posted: May 24, 2020 / 08:15 PM CDT / Updated: May 24, 2020 / 08:15 PM CDT CHILLICOTHE, Ill. (WMBD) — The Illinois River is now receding after it crested at just below 28 feet this weekend. 9 photos 1/9. WEATHER ALERT FOR FIRST SNOW FLAKES OF THE SEASON FOR SOME AREAS The focus for the day has been on the widespread precipitation that will impact the…, WGEM News “Most people have boats or kayaks or canoes. “You know it’s gonna happen, this is the norm, you look for it every year and hope it doesn’t happen but so far that’s not been the case.”. She says every year her and family have to deal with the flood mother nature brings. Antonacci says it can be tough for many of her fellow neighbors., but as long as you remember to prepare you should be alright. That guidance includes daily temperature checks, implementing social distancing parameters, issuing PPE to workers, and reassigning at-risk workers to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19. © Copyright 2000-2020 J.B. Pritzker and local leaders are gathering to give an update on the reopening of the Murray Baker Bridge. 513 Hampshire While IDOC facilities remain on lockdown, protocols have been put in place to allow offenders to safely perform these critical functions. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) — After consulting with local officials and experts at the National Weather Services, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is initiating sandbagging operations to assist communities along the Illinois River with flood-fighting efforts. “I have directed all agencies in my administration to doing everything possible to help local communities prepare for and respond to the potential flood risks presented in the current forecast,” said Gov. For additional information to help protect your family and community from flooding, visit PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) -- In his first order of business touring Peoria Monday, Gov. According to the National Weather Service, the Illinois River at Meredosia is projected to reach major flood stage (24ft) on Saturday morning and continue to rise through mid-week. Heavy rains over the weekend of May 16–17 led to high water and flooding on the Illinois River and parts of the Upper Mississippi River. The half-loaded barge was reported missing at about 3 a.m. May 18 and then tracked. Without additional flood protective measures, several levees can overtop and roads can flood near the river. J.B. Pritzker has activated nearly 60 Illinois National Guard soldiers for State Active Duty to assist with the state’s response efforts. “COVID-19 has altered every facet of our lives, and that includes how we respond to emergencies or disasters. The nearby riverside town of Grafton, Ill., recorded 2.11 inches over 24 hours. Marseilles Lock and Dam (Illinois River Mile 245) and Starved Rock Lock and Dam (Mile 231) are currently closed due to the high water. 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