Illinois fights flooding for 100th day of 2019

Published: Jun. 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM CDT
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Illinois has now fought flooding 100 days in 2019.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency marked the day on Facebook. In a statement, IEMA says the state has seen relentless rains and record crests.

"Historic flooding has left many communities unrecognizable, and thousands of acres of farmland have been affected which could lead to devastating crop losses and lost economic activity."

June 18, 2019 marks the 169th day of the year, meaning Illinois has fought flooding in nearly 60 percent of days this year.

In March, Winnebago County officials said more than 500 homes were impacted​ by

​, including 300 in Machesney Park​. In the same month, nearly 170 people evacuated their homes in Freeport.

Day 100 of the 2019 Illinois Flood Fight. We've seen relentless rains, record crests and unwavering support from our...

Posted by Illinois Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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