Flooding

Flooding
6:40 am
Fri May 31, 2013

FEMA Looking For Temporary Workers

Credit Guy Stephens / WNIJ

FEMA is taking applications for temporary, full-time workers in such areas as finance and administration, writing and public information, planning, individual disaster assistance, information technology and  logistics.  

According to a news release, most of the 78 jobs will be located in Aurora, with others located in the impacted areas.

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Marseilles Flooding
3:04 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Rebuild Or Move On? Flood Victims Meet With Army Corps Tonight

One of the houses along the Illinois River in Marseilles built too close to the Army Corps of Engineers' levee.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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. 

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Flooding
10:10 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Limited Navigation Resumes Through Marseilles Dam

WNIJ

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.

According to the Unified Command, The Marseilles pool was elevated to its navigable level late Wednesday afternoon.

The Coast Guard continues to enforce a Regulated Navigation Area from the Marseilles Lock at mile marker 244.6 to the Gum Creek Light and Daymark at mile marker 247.8.

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Flooding
3:55 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Marseilles Dealing With Aftermath Of Flooding

The Illinois River Flows Through A Marseilles Neighborhood (Taken April 2013)
Credit Guy Stephens / WNIJ

JoEllen Fuller laughs nervously when asked how last month's floods damaged her school.

"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

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