floods http://peoriapublicradio.org en FEMA opens two flood victim centers in Peoria County http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fema-opens-two-flood-victim-centers-peoria-county <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;FEMA has opened two Disaster Recovery Centers in Peoria County for flood victims to register for federal recovery assistance. &nbsp;One center is at the Chillicothe Fire Department and the other is at Kickapoo Township Hall in Edwards. &nbsp;The County says individuals can also register with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:20:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6373 at http://peoriapublicradio.org FEMA opens two flood victim centers in Peoria County East Peoria won’t use tax dollars for landslide recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-won-t-use-tax-dollars-landslide-recovery <p></p><div>East Peoria residents affected by a landslide last month say they want a plan from the City to help. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the city says it won't use tax dollars in the recovery:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 03:55:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5226 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria won’t use tax dollars for landslide recovery Federal flood damage assessments in IL http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/federal-flood-damage-assessments-il <p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:05:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4789 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Federal flood damage assessments in IL Flooding preparations south of Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flooding-preparations-south-peoria <p></p><div>The river is still rising on the stretch of the Illinois River south of Peoria. &nbsp;IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports:</div><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 01:55:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4473 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Floods mean cargo delays in region http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/floods-mean-cargo-delays-region <p>The floods are also having an economic impact on the trucks that move through the state. &nbsp;Don Schaefer is executive vice-president of the Mid-West Truckers Association. He says the flooding closes roads, and that makes it more difficult for trucks to reach their destinations:&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 03:36:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4411 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Floods mean cargo delays in region Fishing on a golf course http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/fishing-golf-course <p>The massive flooding along the Illinois River is surging into homes, businesses and public spaces. While some residents leave their properties as the waters rise, others in Central Illinois are making the best of the flooding, if not taking advantage of the situation. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 01:51:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4409 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Fishing on a golf course Schock tours flood-damaged areas http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/schock-tours-flood-damaged-areas <p></p><div>Congressman Aaron Schock says he's concerned about the ability of Peoria, Pekin and East Peoria to withstand impending flood waters. The Illinois River is expected to crest at Peoria at 30 feet and a half feet. That could go higher if more rains swell the river. Schock says he's confident federal funds will be available once the damage is done:</div><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:11:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4406 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Schock tours flood-damaged areas Flooding precaution urged for Peoria, Tazewell County residents http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/flooding-precaution-urged-peoria-tazewell-county-residents <p></p><div><p> The rising levels on the Illinois River could pose a significant risk to residents living around Chillicothe and Rome. &nbsp;Peoria County says the Illinois River is expected to crest at nearly 30-feet by Monday night. &nbsp;The County says residents in those areas should be prepared to leave their homes if needed. Peoria County says it will send representatives into flooded areas in the coming weeks to conduct damage assessments. &nbsp;</p></div><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 02:50:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4287 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Flooding precaution urged for Peoria, Tazewell County residents Quinn surveys area flooding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-surveys-area-flooding <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn met with area officials in Bartonville yesterday as part of a state-wide tour to survey flood damage. &nbsp;Quinn declared 40 counties state disaster areas. &nbsp;That helps expand the deployment of state emergency resources. &nbsp;Quinn says the recent flooding is unique to the state:</div><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 01:25:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4286 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn surveys area flooding