Watseka residents needing sand bags can find them at Lake View Park –across from City Hall – on Brianna Drive. The sandbagging operation was re-located when the Public Works building and lot on North Street was flooded Tuesday. That closed North Street.
Barricades are still in place for many sections of Watseka. Sugar Creek was rising at about a half-inch an hour (at least count). Overnight, the flood waters had risen, but slowed since last evening around 7 pm when the creek was rising an inch per hour.
At Milford -- observers report Sugar Creek was holding at 21.3 feet --- HAVING PEAKED TUESDAY at 26.31. The flood water has backed off County Highway 9, west of Milford.
Other routes closed are posted online. The City of Watseka's Facebook site is working to keep citizens informed.
The Trinity Church in Watseka is open for sheltering. The American Red Cross is operating the shelter with help from church patrons.