• Information is courtesy of City of Watseka
Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director James Joseph, State Representative Tom Bennett and State Senator Jason Barickman toured Watseka Saturday.
Governor Rauner was given a map showing neighborhoods impacted by flood waters. The officials also toured some impacted areas and visited with evacuaed-residents still located at the American Red Cross shelter.
The Governor and IEMA will use the visit and other information presented to consider further action that might be taken to provide assistance to Watseka residents.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)IS NOT IN TOWN. Should anyone represent themselves as a FEMA representative, or that they work for FEMA, citizens should not allow them entry to your residence. Instead, call 911 and request police.
Damage Assessment teams covered most of Watseka Saturday. If a door hanger was left on your door, please follow the instructions. It's important that your information be collected to assist the State in decisions for future help.
Citizens should note that information material is available at City Hall, during normal business hours, to assist with debris clean-up, how to spot predatory contractors, clean up and mold issues. The City will not recommend contractors, however, the city suggests you use contractors you're familiar with and have done business.
Beware of contractors who show up at your door. In any doubt, call 911.
There is no longer a curfew in place.
NICOR and Ameren Illinois have policies they must follow when restoring your gas and electric services. The City can not overrule or change those company policies.
For official information concerning the flood event, please refer to www.watsekacity.org or the Watseka Area Firefighters Assocation or Watseka Police department Facebook pages.