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Flood of 2008

The Burlington Beacon

It could be several weeks before Burlington learns the full extent of damage to the downtown district. Streets, parking lots and buildings near the Mississippi River were inundated with flood water after a temporary flood barrier failed Saturday afternoon.

Rich Egger

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has developed half-a-dozen potential routes for an upgraded U.S. Highway 34 between the Mississippi River and Biggsville.  The plan is to convert the two-lane road into a four-lane expressway with a grass median.

The Red Cross Flood App

Mar 31, 2014
Rich Egger

Just in time for spring, the American Red Cross has created something new to help when disaster strikes.

Des Moines County is selling some of the properties it acquired after the Flood of 2008.

Des Moines County Flood Buyout Nearly Over

Oct 29, 2012

Des Moines County is close to completing a project that is more than four years in the making.

Regional Planner Dan Eberhardt says 19 structures in the northeast corner of the county had to be addressed after the devastating flood of 2008.

He says about 2/3 of them have already been demolished, with the remaining 6 in Huron Township to be taken down within the next few weeks.

The lots are as large as three acres. 

The remaining demolition projects would complete the county’s buyout program.