State Mobilized Third Round-the-Clock Flood Fighting Team

State Mobilized Third Round-the-Clock Flood Fighting Team

Valmeyer (AP) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has mobilized its third round-the-clock team to assist the flooding fight in Monroe Co. IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau said Saturday that the latest Joint Quick Reactionary Task Force will be based in Valmeyer along the Mississippi River.. Tate-Nadeau says the teams are responsible for monitoring levees, helping to bolster levees and assisting the community in an emergency setting. The National Weather Service predicts that the Mississippi will continue rising to near-record levels. Overly saturated levees are prompting state and local officials to recommend that residents evacuate. The state has mobilized more than 400 National Guard members and established a unified command center.

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