FLASH FLOODING INUNDATES STATELINE

City officials say there seems to be some confusion with the current status of the Alpine Dam.

They say the Alpine Dam is not in danger of breaking. The City is monitoring to endure it does not crest.

Citizens are being asked to cooperate with Police and Fire personnel on the scene.

The projected outcome if the Alpine Dam Breaks




The hardest hit areas appears to be the same locations devastated by flooding last September in the Labor Day rains. This would be along Kieth Creek with the areas around 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th streets in the vicinity of 6th Avenue. Scanner information indicates firemen are going door-to-door in this area.

Other areas hit are Cherry Valley near the mall, Loves Park and Machesney Park, and Freeport

There is one report of the evacuation of the Douglas Village Housing complex on North Hunt Street in Freeport. Also truckers say very heavy rains have fallen there with extensive flooding.

Many power lines are down with about 9000 customers without power according to ComEd. Residents are advised to stay away from any downed lines because they may look dead but could be alive and quite dangerous.


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