The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has disaster survivor assistance crews available in Macomb and Mason County this week to help flood victims register for federal assistance.
Security cameras at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg captured video of flood waters bursting through the front doors during Tuesday night’s heavy downpour.
Some Carthage residents find their properties are now included in a flood plain. The classification means they might have to buy flood insurance, particularly if they choose to sell their properties.Mayor Jim Nightingale says the the city is questioning whether all 60 of those properties are really in danger of flooding.He says, “There's a few, possibly, could be removed out of it (the flood plain) and save on their insurance. So that's what we're trying to do is help some of the people.”