A letter from State Rep. Mike Tryon:
Fox/Chain of Lakes Flooding Update
WATER LEVELS CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE ALONG THE UPPER FOX RIVER IN ILLINOIS.
THE RIVER WAS NEARING CREST TODAY IN THE UPPER REACHES OF THE FOX RIVER ABOVE ALGONQUIN.
A CREST IS EXPECTED NEAR ALGONQUIN BY EARLY WEDNESDAY.
While the threat of additional flooding along the Fox River and the Fox Chain O’ Lakes is not completely behind us, we did receive some cautiously optimistic news Tuesday morning from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. According to IEMA, water levels along the Fox appear to have stabilized; at least for now. The Chain will continue to be closed to all watercraft until further notice.
Local and State emergency response agencies are working together to continue to monitor water levels and to take steps to help those impacted should the water continue to rise. For more information visit http://www.state.il.us/iema/ or call my District Office at 815-459-6453.
Local and State emergency response agencies are working together to monitor water levels and to take steps to help those impacted by the rising waters. They estimate the Fox River levels to rise 2 to 3 more inches over the next few days, and the level on the Chain of Lakes to crest by the end of this week. My office is receiving twice daily updates and I will continue to pass along important information as it becomes available.
Many of you have asked how you can help communities in our state that have been devastated by recent flooding. IEMA suggest that contributions be made to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Here is the link to the Red Cross Donation webpage: www.redcrossillinois.org/donate-online.
Other flood related links:
Please go to http://www.ready.illinois.gov/ to learn of flooding developments in Kane County and elsewhere in the state.
This is a link to FEMA’s guidelines on what to do during a flood: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/fl_during.shtm.