Governor Rauner Adds 11 Counties to State Disaster Proclamation for Flooding

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday added 11 counties to the state disaster declaration for widespread flooding. Those counties include Cass, Cumberland, Iroquois, Lawrence, Marion, Menard, Moultrie, Pike, Richland, Sangamon and Vermilion. Last week, Gov. Rauner declared Alexander, Calhoun, Christian, Clinton, Douglas, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Morgan, Randolph and St. Clair counties state disaster areas after heavy rains caused several rivers and waterways to surge to record or near-record levels. Tuesday’s announcement brings the total number of declared counties to 23. A state disaster declaration makes a wide variety of state resources available that can help communities respond and recover from flooding. Such resources include sandbags, sand, pumps, trucks, inmate crews and other assistance to ensure public safety. For updates on the current situation, visit the Ready Illinois website at www.ready.illinois.gov.