• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Galesburg Apartment Fire Intentionally Set

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The Galesburg Fire Department responded to a call at an apartment complex on Monday January 8th, 2024. Firefighters were deployed at approximately 6:28 AM to  a multifamily apartment building, at 684 Home Boulevard in Galesburg. There, firefighters located four residents trapped on the second floor of the building, on a balcony. Acting quickly, Firefighters from the Fremont Street station deployed ladders and rescued the trapped residents. This occurred as the acting Captain made entry onto the second floor and rescued an additional occupant through the heavy smoke and fire.

Early indications are that the fire was intentionally set. The Galesburg Fire Department investigators are continuing to investigate and gather evidence regarding the fire. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries due to the fire.

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