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Dallas City officials stay prepared for high water

Water is starting to creep up again in areas along the Mississippi River.

In Dallas City, Illinois, residents along the river said they’re not relaxing just yet and they’re ready for high water.

Roads are closed all through Dallas City, as water has made its way back up again. It’s something residents and town officials said they’re not taking lightly.

Dallas City Mayor Kevin Six said although the water is down from what it was, it’s made it’s way back up by about a foot.

He said he’s keeping the community on alert, as he expects the water to rise even more.

“That will put it right back over where we’re standing right now, but it won’t really do too much as far as that,” Six said. “On the other end of town, it will go over the road one more time, but it really shouldn’t be that bad of what we’re looking at.

Six said they have more than 15,000 sand bags spread through town. He said they have more in storage if need be.

Six said many people, including himself, had water in their basements. He said it’s hard to keep water pumps working over night.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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