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April 18, 2013

Governor Quinn Activates Flood Emergency Response

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn this morning activated the State Incident Response Center (SIRC) in Springfield to assess flooding and severe weather in several areas of the state and expedite assistance that may be needed by local public safety officials to protect citizens. The SIRC will remain open as long as needed to support local responders.

"I urge everyone to stay alert and avoid flooded areas," Governor Quinn said. "Residents should tune in to local TV and radio stations for updated information about any closed routes or evacuations."

This governor is currently being briefed by emergency officials at the SIRC before departing to assess storm damage and response across the state. An updated public schedule will be sent shortly.

For more information on flood safety and real-time updates on today's storms, please visit Ready.Illinois.gov.

RAW TAPEGovernor Pat Quinn activates State Incident Response Center to respond to flooding in Illinois. Audio also includes IEMA Director Jonathon Monken, IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider, Conservation Police Acting Deputy Director Joe Morelock, and State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis. Photos are available on our Facebook page.


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