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Swollen Mississippi River Force Southern Illinois Evacuations

Swollen Mississippi River Force Southern Illinois Evacuations

East Cape Girardeau (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued 17 people and three dogs from floodwaters in Alexander County in southern Illinois. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday small, lightweight, flat bottom boats that are suitable for navigating floodwaters in urban areas were deployed to help residents affected by the high waters of…read more »

Cairo Closes All Levee Roads Outside of Authorized Personnel

Cairo Closes All Levee Roads Outside of Authorized Personnel

Cairo – The village of Cairo is closing all levee roads as well as the approaches to the levee roads to all traffic outside of authorized personnel. The announcement was made via Facebook by the Cairo Fire Department yesterday and will take affect this morning. The ban includes personal vehicles but also recreational vehicles like…read more »

SIU, Illinois Farm Bureau Hosting Field Day

SIU, Illinois Farm Bureau Hosting Field Day

The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), will host a field day Wednesday, June 26 to showcase research efforts ongoing at SIUCĀ . The field day, which will be held at SIUC University Farms, will cover topics including: Impacts of cover crops, saturated…read more »

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