Marseilles http://northernpublicradio.org en One Year After The Floods: Marseilles Still Recovering http://northernpublicradio.org/post/one-year-after-floods-marseilles-still-recovering <p>It was a year ago today torrential rains triggered a disaster along the Illinois River in LaSalle County. Seven barges crashed into a dam in Marseilles, causing millions of dollars in damage. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:39:27 +0000 Susan Stephens 46185 at http://northernpublicradio.org One Year After The Floods: Marseilles Still Recovering Flooded School To Open In Time For New School Year http://northernpublicradio.org/post/flooded-school-open-time-new-school-year <p></p><p>In May, JoEllen Fuller told WNIJ her school was just a shell.&nbsp; She's the Superintendent of the Marseilles School District. The school sustained major damage during spring flooding.</p><p>"Dry wall had to be removed. If there was any kind of mold, it had to be removed. Everything has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected," Fuller said.</p><p>After the flood, more than 600 students were displaced and moved to a local church and an old high school. Fuller says most students will be back in the main building by the time school starts August 21st.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 34328 at http://northernpublicradio.org Flooded School To Open In Time For New School Year Federal Flood Assistance Tops $68 Million In Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/federal-flood-assistance-tops-68-million-illinois <p></p><p>Illinois residents in Winnebago and Whiteside counties are now eligible to <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/" target="_blank">register for federal disaster assistance.</a></p><p>According to a release from FEMA, federal assistance in Illinois has reached more than $68 million, distributed among 24,000 individuals and households, since May 10.</p><p>The latest summary of federal assistance to individuals and households that suffered losses due to the severe storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 includes:</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:42:37 +0000 WNIJ 30848 at http://northernpublicradio.org Federal Flood Assistance Tops $68 Million In Illinois Rebuild Or Move On? Flood Victims Meet With Army Corps Tonight http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rebuild-or-move-flood-victims-meet-army-corps-tonight <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#222222">People who live in the Illinois River town of Marseilles will learn more about their options tonight as the recovery from last month’s flooding continues. The Army Corps of Engineers based in Rock Island will host the town hall meeting that starts at 6:00 at the Marseilles American Legion Hall.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 08:04:40 +0000 Susan Stephens 30180 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rebuild Or Move On? Flood Victims Meet With Army Corps Tonight Limited Navigation Resumes Through Marseilles Dam http://northernpublicradio.org/post/limited-navigation-resumes-through-marseilles-dam <p>Limited navigation through the Marseilles Lock and Dam has resumed following the elevation of the navigational pool by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1775435/" target="_blank">the Unified Command</a>, <span style="font-size: medium; font-family: times new roman,times;">The Marseilles pool was elevated to its navigable level late Wednesday afternoon. </span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:10:29 +0000 WNIJ 29960 at http://northernpublicradio.org Limited Navigation Resumes Through Marseilles Dam 11 Counties Declared Federal Flood Disasters http://northernpublicradio.org/post/11-counties-declared-federal-flood-disasters <p></p><p>Eleven Illinois counties were declared federal disaster areas Friday evening, paving the way for people and businesses to get more help with flood recovery efforts. President Obama approved Governor Pat Quinn’s request for federal help in the aftermath of mid-April flooding.</p><p> Sat, 11 May 2013 02:35:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 29701 at http://northernpublicradio.org 11 Counties Declared Federal Flood Disasters Marseilles Dealing With Aftermath Of Flooding http://northernpublicradio.org/post/marseilles-dealing-aftermath-flooding <p></p><p>JoEllen Fuller laughs nervously when asked how last month's floods damaged her school.</p><blockquote><p>"Oh Boy. It was horrible. It was just devastating. The clean-up process is in full swing, everything has been removed. We just have a shell." - Marseilles Supt. JoEllen Fuller</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 08:55:02 +0000 Jenna Dooley 29536 at http://northernpublicradio.org Marseilles Dealing With Aftermath Of Flooding