More than 400 cases of product collected in ‘Flood the Bus’ event

Donations pour in to help McClure flood victims

ANNA, Ill. (KFVS) - More than 400 cases of products collected in the “Flood the Bus” event.

According to the Southern Seven Health Department, the products collected included water and sports drinks.

They said people also donated cleaning supplies and money to help with the relief effort.

The bus full of supplies arrived in McClure, Illinois on Friday, July 5. The health department held the event in Anna on Friday morning.

Volunteers collected bottled water and Gatorade to help hydrate those fighting the floodwater.

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“This is keeping them healthy," said Shawna Rhine with the Southern Seven Health Department. "This is keeping them hydrated. In order for them to be able to be out there for several hours on end it’s important and so if we don’t have that for them to take out in the field with them or to have on hand with them as they are doing the sandbagging it does make it more difficult more, dangerous for them.“

Due to calls and concerns, McClure - East Cape Girardeau Water District Board Member Jason Tubbs reminded people that the drinking water is safe to drink as of July 6, despite flooding throughout the area.

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