Flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org en Wed. last day to apply for federal flood assistance http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wed-last-day-apply-federal-flood-assistance <p></p><div>Wednesday is the last day individuals affected by extreme flooding in the spring can apply for federal assistance.</div><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:45:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 9326 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wed. last day to apply for federal flood assistance SUV, body recovered from Illinois River http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/suv-body-recovered-illinois-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Fire Department pulled a body inside a white SUV from the Illinois River Tuesday, following four days of recovery efforts. &nbsp;Peoria Police say the body is that of 33-year-old Clarence Hanson, who was reported missing over the weekend. &nbsp;Peoria Fire Department Chief Kent </span>Tomblin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the recovery was a result of multiple departments working together.</span></p><div> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:21:28 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 5210 at http://peoriapublicradio.org SUV, body recovered from Illinois River Outside help for Peoria County floods http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-help-peoria-county-floods <p>Peoria County is relying on volunteer help in the wake of last month’s flooding. &nbsp;Assistant Administrator Scott Sorrel says the County is reaching out to trained volunteers in Christian County to help with disaster assessments. &nbsp;He says additional Red Cross staff will also help answer flood-related calls, and volunteer architects from across the state will help calculate damage.</p><div> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:02:04 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4982 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside help for Peoria County floods More rain could result in additional flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/more-rain-could-result-additional-flooding <p>The National Weather Service says more flooding could occur in the area as rain is expected from today through the weekend. Up to three inches of rain could fall with the slow moving storm system causing renewed flooding in creeks and smaller river basins. Stay tuned to Peoria Public Radio for the latest on the weather.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 12:05:54 +0000 Denise Molina 4945 at http://peoriapublicradio.org More rain could result in additional flooding Bustos on the Londan Mills flood damage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-londan-mills-flood-damage <p></p><div>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was in London Mills yesterday to assess flood damage in the area. The community of about 500 people was forced to evacuate about a dozen homes due to rising water levels from the Spoon River. Bustos says the town still has a long way to go in the recovery process, and it starts with recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency:</div><div> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:39:07 +0000 Sean Flavin 4798 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos on the Londan Mills flood damage Flood recovery meeting to be held for Peoria County residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flood-recovery-meeting-be-held-peoria-county-residents <p>Residents looking for guidance as they clean up from flooding can attend an informational meeting this evening. Peoria County is hosting a flood recovery meeting at Illinois Valley High School in Chillicothe. The session will cover various topics related to flood safety. Representatives from the emergency management agency, planning and zoning, the health department and county administration will also be on hand to answer questions. The meeting will take place at six this evening.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:21:26 +0000 Denise Molina 4764 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Flood recovery meeting to be held for Peoria County residents Wildlife also impacted by flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-also-impacted-flooding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flooding in Illinois displaced thousands of people this spring. It also forced wildlife out of their habitat. That could lead to more animals roaming near roads. Tim Schweizer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:27:21 +0000 Denise Molina 4558 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Wildlife also impacted by flooding Peoria riverfront not out of the woods yet when it comes to flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-riverfront-not-out-woods-yet-when-it-comes-flooding <p></p><div>The Illinois River crested in the central part of the state at an historic 29 and half feet Tuesday. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports now Peoria’s assessing the potential for another surge of water.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois River is falling at about a tenth of a foot per hour and needs to recede below 24 feet to get behind the sea wall. But that be could delayed by a weekend </span>snowmelt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the North. Peoria Emergency Manager </span>Dwain<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Deppolder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he’s encouraging riverfront business owners to check the Saturday temperatures in the Northern states:&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:57:16 +0000 Denise Molina 4557 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria riverfront not out of the woods yet when it comes to flooding West Central IL towns fight rising waters http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/west-central-il-towns-fight-rising-waters <p></p><div>The Illinois river continues to rise as towns in west central Illinois fight off the water. IPR’s Rachel Otwell has more:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:05:16 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4540 at http://peoriapublicradio.org West Central IL towns fight rising waters New technology fights the flood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-technology-fights-flood <p></p><div>One of the most-used tools to combat flood water are sandbags. But in west central Illinois a relatively new technology is being utilized to stave off flood waters. And as IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports that technology has been used in military combat as well.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan sleep behind bulletproof barriers used as shields against attacks. Those same barriers are now being used as shields against the river.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org