Gov Rauner Tours Watska Flood Damage with Rep. Bennett, Additional Updated Information

Update from the City of Watseka and the Watseka Police and Fire Departments:

Governor Bruce Rauner, IEMA Director James Joseph, State Representative Tom Bennet and State Senator Jason Barickman toured Watseka Saturday. Governor Rauner was given a map showing the neighborhoods impacted by the flood waters. They also toured the some of the impacted areas and visited with residents still located at the Red Cross shelter. The Governor and IEMA will use this visit and other information that will be presented through IEMA to consider any further action that might be taken to provide additional assistance to the residents of Watseka.

FEMA is not in town. If anyone represents themselves as a representative of FEMA, they work for FEMA, or they are a contractor for FEMA do not allow them entry to your residence and call 911 and request the police.

Damage Assessment teams covered most of Watseka Saturday. If a door hanger was left on your door please follow the instructions. It is important that your information be collected. This will assist the State in decisions they must make
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Information material is available at City Hall, during normal business hours, that will assist you with debris cleanup, how to spot predatory contractors, clean up and mold issues. The City will not recommend any contractors, however, we suggest you use contractors you know. Beware of contractors that just show up at your door. If in doubt please call 911.

There is no longer a curfew in town.

NICOR and Ameren Illinois have policies they must follow when restoring your gas and electric services. The City cannot overrule or change these policies.

For official information concerning this event please refer to www.watsekacity.org, or the Watseka Area Firefighters Association or Watseka Police Department facebook pages.