Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to tour flood-ravaged Watseka today (Sat). Rauner will meet with city and other local officials at the Trinity Church on East Walnut Street. The 12 Noon visit, most likely, will find the governor answering questions about how the state may help with clean-up and recovery efforts.
The flood waters from the Iroquois River and Sugar Creek affected over 60 square blocks of Watseka. More than 130 homes were affected.
Businesses and infrastructure has also been impacted.
Up to 70 evacuees have been cared for at the Trinity Church where the American Red Cross has provided sheltering and food.
Watseka Mayor Bob Harwood will unveil the city's plan for recovery next week. The Iroquois County and Illinois Emergency Management Agency will be involved in the recovery process.
Watseka has also lifted the curfew for the rest of the city.