Pritzker Activates Additional Guardsmen to Battle Floods

Pritzker Activates Additional Guardsmen to Battle Floods

Springfield (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has deployed an additional 200 National Guard troops to southern Illinois to monitor rising water in the region.  Pritzker said the state will use every resource at its disposal to “protect our residents and our communities from devastating floods.” According to the governor’s office, state agencies have provided more than three million sandbags, more than 2,700 rolls of plastic, 27 pumps and five dozen Department of Corrections detainees to help hold back rising rivers. Emergency Management officials are advising residents in river communities to have an evacuation-plan in place if it becomes necessary.

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