A second message has come from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten:
“Thanks for the response yesterday.
“Between efforts Wednesday and yesterday over 16,000 sand bags have been created, but the need is still great as the Fox River in not expected to crest until sometime on Saturday.
“If you have time
- this afternoon/evening or
- any time on Saturday,
they need willing and able volunteers to help with the process of making bags and loading them on to pallets for delivery to residents and any amount of time that you can donate will make a huge difference in the efforts.
“We need people that can lift but also need those who can just help tie the bags closed one they are filled.
“IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO HELP, please forward this message to your friends/family/neighbors that live in the area and that will be help enough.
“No need to call just go to the highway department offices at 3518 Bay Rd. in Crystal Lake, IL. Mike Lesperance, who will be sworn in as the new Highway Commissioner on May 20th is managing the efforts.”
And the Fox River is continuing the rise, as you can see from the U.S. Corps of Engineers Algonquin Dam data below:
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Photos were sent by Mike Shorten and Cindy Lesperance.