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Flood damage figures beginning to come in

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WSIL -- With floodwater finally receding after recent heavy rainfall, county officials have begun to report damage numbers.

Williamson County reported a significant amount of flood damage, while assessments continue elsewhere.

More than ten inches of rain fell over the last weekend of April in parts of Williamson County, soaking Marion, Johnston City and Herrin. They were among the county's hardest hit communities.

In Johnston City, firefighters waded in several feet of water to check on residents and to take some to higher ground. 24 homes sustained flood damage.

In Herrin, parts of town flooded where water rarely rises. 16 homes reported damage.

Herrin Hospital also experienced flooding in its lower level.

And in Marion, 12 homes on the south side experienced some of the worst damage.

Franklin County experienced major flash flooding in West Frankfort on April 29 and April 30.

Water inundated several homes along West 6th Street, along with an apartment complex on the south side of town.

Homes along Mitchell Lake also sustained damage.

The county is still assessing damage. It is estimated 30 or more homes sustained damage.

Aside from homes and businesses, roads sustained serious damage from floodwater.

Counties continue working to assess road damage the water begins to recede along the Mississippi and Big Muddy Rivers.

Meanwhile, a pair of saw crews are working in hard-hit parts of the Shawnee National Forest.

Officials there have surveyed 90 percent of the recreation areas and about 30 percent of trails and roads to get a better understanding of the flooding's impact.

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