Spoon River http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-survey-flood-damage-edwards <p>About a dozen homes in the small community of London Mills were evacuated last night due to flooding of the Spoon River. That’s according to multiple media outlets. The town of 500 received more than six inches of rain from Wednesday to Thursday. That caused the river to rise to over the flood stage of 15 feet. The river is expected to crest at near 30 feet today. Volunteers spent all day Thursday sandbagging to protect the community, but the levee was breached last night.</p><p>Homes in the town of Roanoke were also evacuated Wednesday night.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:26 +0000 Denise Molina 4243 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor to survey flood damage in Edwards