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The recent severe weather caused rivers and creeks throughout the region to overflow, forcing hundreds of residents from their homes.

Unfortunately, emergency management officials expect water levels to continue to rise for another day or two.

I want to ensure the people in the 59th District are prepared and know where to turn for help if the extreme weather and flooding affected you or your property.

Click here to learn about the procedures to take before, during and after floods. This link also has information about emergency supply kits and some tips on managing other severe weather conditions.

Here you will find a list of road closures from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). IDOT also has an interactive map of the road closures here.

State resources processed to date include barricades for road closures in the Metro East area; sandbags and plastic for the Big Muddy Levee in Jackson County.

For additional information visit the

Also, be sure to visit my website to receive further updates.



State Senator Gary Forby

Category: News Releases

2016 Legislative Survey

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Capitol Office:
417 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706 
(217) 782-5509

District Office:
903 West Washington, Suite 3
Benton, IL 62812 
(618) 439-2504


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