Some power outages reported in Heartland

Flooded roads reported throughout Heartland
Damage at Grither Auto Body in Murphysboro, IL. (Source: Jama Hoppenstedt Kuba)
Damage at Grither Auto Body in Murphysboro, IL. (Source: Jama Hoppenstedt Kuba)
Grither Auto Body in Murphysboro, IL. (Source: Brian Manwaring/cNews)
Grither Auto Body in Murphysboro, IL. (Source: Brian Manwaring/cNews)
House damaged in Franklin County, IL. (Source: Heather Hosmon Willis/Facebook)
House damaged in Franklin County, IL. (Source: Heather Hosmon Willis/Facebook)
Flooding in Anna, IL. (Source: Anna Fire Department)
Flooding in Anna, IL. (Source: Anna Fire Department)

(KFVS) - The remains of Tropical Depression Bill entered our western counties. For that reason, a

was declared on Friday, June 19.

Ameren Missouri reported the following customers are without power as of 10:20 p.m.

  • Cape Girardeau County - 1
  • Mississippi County - 2
  • Scott County - 112

Ameren Illinois reported the following customers are without power as of 10:20 p.m.

  • Franklin County - 1
  • Jackson County - 11
  • Jefferson County - 1
  • Johnson County - 3
  • Williamson County - 1

As the system has moved across the area, it caused areas of localized flooding.

Low water bridge crossings will likely flood in many areas. Areas close to river and stream banks could also see flooding.

Remember these important safety tips on flooding and high water:

  • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles, including sport utility vehicles and pick-ups. Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, don't try it. Water hides dips in the road. Worse yet, there may be no road at all under the water. Flooding can scour away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground beneath.

How you can prepare:

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