the latest flood relief update from Watskea Police and Fire

The latest flood update from  Watseka Fire and Police Departments:

Sugar Creek has dropped 10 inches from 6pm to 8am
Iroquois River dropped 9 inches from 6pm to 8am

South Second Street is open all the way out of town.
Walnut street is open from Yount St East out of town
The West Junction REMAINS CLOSED

DO NOT GO AROUND BARACADES THESE ARE FOR YOUR SAFETY!!! EVEN IF THE ROAD LOOKS DRY!!! VIOLATERS WILL BE TICKETED!!!!

Watseka Public Works has started to clear debris from the streets where they can.

RECAPPING South Second Street, Route 1 South (from Milford), and Cable Line Road are the only ways in to Watseka at this time.

The Watseka Fire Department is once again handling any assistance calls that we can. Station #1 at 5th st/ Oak st is still staffed and will be for as long as needed.

Curfew is still in effect from 10pm to 6am Daily until July 20.

City Officials will continue developing a Recovery Plan so it will be ready to implement as soon as flood water recede. The City of Watseka will also follow State and Federal Guidelines in an effort to receive additional assistance from the Federal Government. This process does take some time to be completed.

NICOR Gas will require receipts from a licensed service Contractor before gas service will be restored to homes that were turned off.

We stress again that we ask our residents to continue to be patient and stay safe during this flood event.