ATTENTION - PHONE LINES & INTERNET ARE DOWN AT WGFA & WE ARE SURROUNDED BY WATER. PLEASE USE THE CANCELLATION SUBMISSION FORM ON THE WEBSITE OR CALL 866-820-9494
BEGINNING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018 AND CONTINUING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, A CURFEW WILL BE IN EFFECT BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9PM TIL 4AM. Business' will be alowed to remain open during curfew hours. Please be aware if you need to be out during curfew hours in impacted areas (i.e. work, emergency, etc...) please be prepared to show ID and state the purpose of why you are out during curfew hours. Unlless it is absolutely necessary do not go into flooded areas during curfew hours. Should you require emergency assistance please call 815-432-2431 or dail 911.
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Closings & Delays & Updates for Monday, February 26, 2018
The Watseka Area Food Pantry will have extended hours beginning Monday 2/26/18 for those effected by the flood. The food pantry will be open 10a-3p each day of the week. You are encouarged to make an appointment if possible by calling 815-432-0122.
Closings & Delays Sunday, Feburary 25, 2018
Calvary Lutheran Church Services 9a - cancelled
Closings & Delays Saturday, February 24, 2018
Calvary Lutheran Church Services 6p - cancelled
Watseka Park District basketball program - cancelled
Iroquois Mental Health Center - all locations closed
Watseka Softball Signups at WCHS is cancelled
Closings & Delays Friday, February 23, 2018
Benton Community Schools - 2 hour delay
Learning Tree Daycare in Watseka - closed
South Newton School Corporation - Closed - e-learning day
Calvary Preschool - Closed
Watseka Schools - Closed
Iroquois County Transportation Meeting at Iroquois Co. Mental Health Center - Cancelled
Health Check Health Coaching - Closed (call Sat. to see if open)
Iroquois Mental Health Center - Closed
Wells Career Center - Closed
Volunteer Services of Iroquois County Mobile Meal Delivery for Watseka & Crescent - no Noon Meal
News From the
Illinois General Assembly
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2018
Contact: Justin Krolik
State Disaster Proclamation issued for Kankakee County
Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) announced today that Governor Bruce Rauner had issued a state disaster proclamation for Kankakee County.
“Kankakee has seen severe flooding these last few days. This proclamation will activate state emergency operations in Springfield to coordinate with our local officials to keep our residents safe and protect important infrastructure,” Rep. Parkhurst stated.
More heavy rainfall is in the forecast this weekend in Illinois.
For that reason, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's (IEMA) acting director, Jennifer Ricker, is reminding people to use caution when driving in flooded areas and to turn around if roads are flooded.
Justin Krolik | Communications Analyst
Illinois General Assembly | Office of the House Republican Leader
Office (815) 523-7779
Office of the Republican Leader - Jim Durkin
Illinois House Republicans
*Road conditions will change rapidly as water falls and flows. A dry roadway can quickly flood, and at night flooded roadways are difficult to see. More updates on river flooding potential will be posted as they are made available from the proper authorities. Remember TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!*