After a Flood

  • Clean everything that got wet. Flood waters pick up sewage and chemicals from roads, farms, factories, and storage buildings.  Spoiled food and flooded cosmetics and medicines are health hazards. When in doubt, throw them out.
  • If you have a flooding problem caused by river flooding and need assistance to mitigate this problem, please call the Building Official at 1-815-433-0161 ext. 219.
  • If you have a problem with drainage from storm or rain related events and you need assistance in solving this problem, please call the City Engineer at 1-815-433-0161 ext. 220.

Here is a helpful link:

https://www.ready.gov/floods?gclid=Cj0KCQjwvOzOBRDGARIsAICjxoeltY7VZHf9DWbw85VVlwxCubSXL-p7OpS7UnnilBftBD-63Oet7YQaAncIEALw_wcB

Making a Flood Plan

https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan