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Resource Center For Flood Victims Coming To Roanoke


A multi-agency resource center for residents affected by recent flash flooding will be open Thursday in Roanoke.

A July 15 storm dropped at least eight inches of rain on the village in less than three hours. More than 100 homes and five businesses were affected and several families were displaced.

Representatives from state and local agencies and other support organizations will be available to residents who need assistance.

“Protecting our residents and our communities is our highest priority as we navigate through the disaster recovery process,” Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau said in a news release.

“We are grateful to the local health department and various state agencies for their insight and cooperation to ensure we continue to provide the necessary resources to the residents who are recovering from this flash flood event.”

The resource center will be open Thursday only from noon to 8 p.m. at Roanoke High School, 208 W. High Street. Out of concern for COVID-19, residents will be met in the parking lot, assigned a number and asked to wait in their vehicles to limit the number of people in the building.

Health screenings and temperature checks will be conducted.

Agencies represented at the MARC include the Department of Human Services, the Department of Insurance, the Department on Aging and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

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Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.