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Illinois Residents Can Check Flood Information Online

Dec 29, 2014
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Ever wondered why some areas of your community flood more than others? It might be because they are located in a flood plain. Kingsley Allan, a GIS Manager for the Illinois State Water Survey, who helped design a mobile friendly version of the website Illinoisfloodmaps.org, says residents can use their service to learn about flooding in their area.

Andrew Epstein / WNIJ

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