The flood mess in Iroquois County and surrounding area is far from over. And weekend projects will find several volunteer groups stepping up to assist in clean-up efforts. The Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency is coordinatring the many volunteer efforts. Info is available in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 815-432-6997.
The Flood Resource Center is open today (Friday) in the former Big R building on W. Walnut Street in Watseka. Several groups and service organizations are available with cleaning materials and cean-up suggestions for homeowners and businesses. The center is open 9 am 'til 9 pm.
The Lutheran Ministries group has muck-out teams available to assist with clean-up. Contact the EOC is register for help.
The Long-Term Recovery Committee is also accepting monetary donations thru the First Trust & Savings Bank in Watseka. A reorganization meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 7 in the bank's conference cenrter at 10 am.
Voluneers are also needed to work with a professional cleaning company to clean uip the Nette Davis School in Watseka. Contact tghe Unit Nine office to get details.... 815-432-4931.
Damage assessments are critical. Homeowners should contact the EOC with questions.