Mar 4, 2021, 2:50 AM
Floods are a genuine threat to all Illinoisans. Certain areas of the state are riskier than others. Still, none are immune to the possibility of flash flooding, inland flooding, or storm-related flooding. Swollen waterways, heavy downpours, poor drainage, even broken water mains can cause excess water accumulation on normally dry land. In fact, according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, flooding is an aftereffect of 90 percent of our country's natural disasters. Click on the link for tips to protect your family.