Localized and basement flooding was seen this weekend, according to local emergency personnel.
Clinton County Emergency Management Director Chance Kness said there was no wide-spread flooding impacting homes. However, he added it is all a matter of perspective.
“If it's your place that's flooding, then it's bad enough,” Kness said this morning.
Emergency personnel were sandbagging for more than four hours Sunday night at 7212 Ellis Road, Erie, Ill. Erie Fire Chief James Melton said water was running out of the fields and flooding the basement of a home. The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office brought sandbagging equipment to the house and the Prophetstown, Ill. and Lyndon, Ill. fire departments assisted in diverting the water flow away from the basement. Melton said they pumped the water out of the house before leaving the scene. The Erie Fire Protection District received the call about the flooding at 6:15 p.m. and returned to the station at 10:30 p.m.
Kness said there was also a quick rise on the Wapsipinicon River, but they have not seen any impact from it yet. At this point, he does not expect any more flooding.
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"Our prayers were answered, that's all I have to say," Tracy Hook, McColley's sister, said.
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