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January 30, 2013

Heavy rains cause rising river levels

DANVILLE — Local EMA officials have issued a recommendation asking residents around the North Fork of the Vermilion River to monitor rising water levels.

The river has risen more than four feet between midnight and 8:45 a.m., according to National Weather Service. That puts the river level at 9 feet — one foot under flood stage.

Vermilion County Emergency Management Agency Director Ted Fisher indicated in an email that the river may go into flood stage today and suggested residents along the river make any necessary preparations, including being ready to evacuate, if necessary.

The county’s other two main waterways also show rising levels as of this morning. The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River has gone up about 1 ½ feet since midnight, still almost seven feet below flood stage while the Vermilion River remains almost 10 feet below flood stage.

The increasing levels come as the result of heavy rains Tuesday night that rolled across Vermilion County and central Illinois.

Fithian received just less than 2 inches of rain as a result of the storms while Danville, Armstrong, Westville and Catlin received between 1 ½ and 1 ¾ inches of rain, according to county EMA data. Hoopeston received just less than one inch.

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