Quincy in a State of Emergency
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:59:40 GMT —
UPDATED: June 28 at 11:22 a.m.
The State of Emergency has not yet been lifted for the city of Quincy.
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In a press conference Monday, Quincy Mayor John Spring told the public Quincy is now under a State of Emergency.
Monday morning's storms devastated much of the area, as well as across the Tri-States.
"This is a bad situation," said Spring. "I know there are many without power and lots of debris. Please be patient."
City and County Emergency crews are working tirelessly throughout the area to clean up debris along the roads. Quincy's snow routes are taking first priority.
Spring told the public not to call 911 unless you're involved in a life or death situation. This does not included downed trees and power lines or outages. If you see downed power lines, call Ameren Illinois at 1-800-755-5000.
Mayor Spring emphasizes that Quincy doesn't have any problems with its water supply. In fact rumors of the city shutting off water are false. The city has a two day supply of water at its 22 million gallon underground reservoir alone, not to mention water stored in its water towers.
"Ameren crews from Jacksonville and Springfield are working tirelessly with Quincy crews to help clear debris," said Spring.
Jeff Steinkamp with Central Services in Quincy says road debris cleanup should take a few days. For the entire city's cleanup, he's looking at a month.
A shelter has been set up at the Quincy Senior Center at 7th and York Street.
Quincy garbage and recycle pickup will continue throughout Monday. Private contractors have been asked to help. You're asked not to place debris on city right of ways.
If you come upon an intersection with lights out, you need to treat it as a 4-way stop.
The city has suspended Tourist Services for Monday.
The Quincy City Council meeting has been postponed to Tuesday evening.
The Quincy Regional Airport is up and running.