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Homeowners Cleaning Up After Flood

Updated: 04/22/2013 - Despite the sunny weather today, flooding along the Rock River is still a serious problem across the Stateline.

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Cheri Bustos Launches Flood Resources Page on Website

Posted: 04/20/2013 - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) launched a “Flood Resources” page on her congressional website to help give the people of Illinois’ 17th District information and resources as flooding continues across the region.

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Flood Strands Family on Blackhawk Island

Updated: 04/19/2013 - We're told the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department and Blackhawk Fire are trying to evacuate residents who are stuck on Blackhawk Island which is in the Rock River near the airport.

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American Red Cross Places Flood Shelter on Standby

Updated: 04/23/2013 - The American Red Cross Rock River Chapter has opened a shelter for those who do not feel safe or are unable to get in their homes due to the flood waters or do not have any other resource for a safe, warm or dry place to stay.

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United Way 2-1-1 Placed on Alert Due to Flooding

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Due to severe flooding conditions affecting Winnebago and Ogle counties from the recent heavy rainfall, United Way of Rock River Valley has placed the United Way 2-1-1 information and referral line on alert.

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Flooding Fears Throughout the Stateline

Posted: 04/18/2013 - As the waters continue to rise across much of the Stateline, many area residents are preparing for potentially record-setting flood levels.

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Waters on the Rise in Stephenson County

Posted: 04/18/2013 - At Vanburen and Lancaster, just north of Freeport, the Pecatonica River is over its banks and has covered the road.

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Flooding Delays Farmers from Planting

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Heavy rains are also taking a toll on Stateline farmers, who still haven't been able to get out into the fields to start planting. However, all these spring showers may turn out to be a gift in the long run.

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No Flooding Yet in Keith Creek

Updated: 04/18/2013 - Some good news in one Rockford neighborhood hit hard by flooding a few years ago. Thankfully, they aren’t seeing the water levels they’ve experienced in the past.

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Flood Clean-Up Begins for Homeowners

Updated: 04/18/2013 - For those families still living within a flood plain, many are already trying to dry out their homes and basement, which is keeping local contractors busy.

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Illinois State Police Road Closures Update

Posted: 04/18/2013 - The Illinois State Police is advising motorists to limit travel on the roads and expressways during the evening commute. Motorists should monitor road conditions and check IDOT’s website at Below is the list of closures and flooding conditions in the viewing area of WIFR. The attached document is a complete list of statewide road closures and flooding conditions expected to impact Illinois:

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Current Flooding Conditions in Rock County

Updated: 04/22/2013 - The Rock County area remains under a flood warning and the National Weather Service is indicating that the Rock River is at major flood stages in the Lake Koshkonong and Newville areas and moderate flood stages in the Afton area. Local forecasts are calling for a chance of precipitation through next week but currently, water levels on the Rock River are slowly decreasing.

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ComEd Offers Safety Tips on Flooded Basements

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Storms bring a risk of basement flooding. Because so many people have critical systems and other electronic devices in their basements, there is a higher risk of electrocution when entering a flooded basement to assess damage. ComEd offers the following safety tips for customers with flooded basements.

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