News

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.

 

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

Full Text and Audio of Obama’s Speech to Legislature

Obama Springfield 4

Click here for text and audio of President Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly.

7 hours ago in Local

LISTEN: President Obama’s Full Speech at Hoogland Center for the Arts

Obama Springfield AP 3

Click here for President Obama's remarks at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

7 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers, Current and Past, React to Obama Speech

Obama Springfield AP

President Barack Obama visited Springfield Wednesday and had a lot to say to the General Assembly and Governor Rauner.

13 hours ago in Local

Obama: Citizens Are Turned Off By Current “Poisonous Political Climate” In U.S.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

In his address, President Obama says people around the country are turned off by current "poisonous political climate."

13 hours ago in Local

Obama Reminiscing About Days In Illinois Legislature

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama reminisces about his days in the Illinois legislature.