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State of Emergency declared for Old Shawneetown

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A voluntary evacuation has been issued. A voluntary evacuation has been issued.
The State of Emergency has been declared due to rising rain water inside the levee. The State of Emergency has been declared due to rising rain water inside the levee.
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OLD SHAWNEETOWN, IL (KFVS) -

As of Sunday, April 24, 2011 a State of Emergency has been declared for the village of Old Shawneetown.

The State of Emergency has been declared due to rising rain water inside the levee. A voluntary evacuation has been issued by the Village of Old Shawneetown, according to Steve Galt, Gallatin County EMA Co-Ordinator.

All non-local traffic is forbidden inside the village limits, effective at noon Sunday. Site seers are asked to stay out of Old Shawneetown as well.

The excessive rains following inside the levee basin are causing rising water situations inside the levee. Pumps are slowly working to pump the water out of village.

At noon on Sunday the river stage at Old Shawneetown was 44.88 feet, flood stage was 33 feet.

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