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If the Question is Flooding, the Army Corps’ Answer is ‘We’re Prepared’

If the Question is Flooding, the Army Corps’ Answer is ‘We’re Prepared’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to fight flooding in Illinois this spring. Area flood engineers have received hands-on training so they can provide assistance to communities in the Corps’ Rock Island District if they’re threatened by floods. The district’s chief of emergency management, Rodney Delp, says it’s not because of any concern about preparedness after last year’s floods.

“We’re on a five-year rotational basis, approximately,” Delp said. “It has really to do with attrition and when we have new personnel in. If we go four or five years without a flood, then we make sure we again institute this type of training.”

According to National Weather Service predictions, most parts of the state have, at worst, an average risk of flooding this spring.

 

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