Wind storm recovery
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 13:32:08 GMT —
UPDATED: June 30 at 8:55 a.m.
A United Way Help Line will be taking requests from homeowners who have need of volunteer cleanup of storm damage debris from their property. This will consist of picking up and hauling debris from the property to the street for pickup by the city.
The assistance is directed to people who have no one else to assist them call for this help including any first responders or agency volunteers who have been unable to clean up their homes.
Individuals having a need for assistance with clean-up should call 217-224-1223 (United Way Help Line). The United Way office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. We will be closed on July 4th.
If you call and staff is unavailable to speak to you please leave a voice mail and we will return your call as soon as possible.
IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER: We will be registering volunteers at the United Way office at 936 Broadway, Suite F, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. until all needs are met. If you cannot come during the day please call 224-1223 for an appointment.
UPDATED: June 30 at 8:52 a.m.
Here's your update on northeast Missouri flooded roads. Hannibal, Mo.The following roads in Northeast Missouri remain closed due to flooding, updated information in bold:
Clark County Route P - Closed just west of Gregory Landing, flooding from Mississippi River.
Lewis County Route B - Closed north of Canton, flood gates installed at levee.Route V - Closed at North Fabius River east of Maywood.
Lincoln County Route P - Closed due to flooding east of levee in Mississippi river bottoms, east of Elsberry into Pike Co.
Shelby County Route N - OPEN at North Fork Salt River located 3 miles south of Route K just north of Lentner.
Motorists are advised to check out the online Traveler Information Map at http://www.modot.org/ or call MoDOT's toll-free customer service center, 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) to find out the most current information. --------------
UPDATED: June 29 at 3:02 p.m.
All Quincy Summer School and summer breakfast and lunch programs will be back up and running as of Thursday.
UPDATED: June 29 at 11:45 a.m.
The shelter the the Senior Center, 639 York in Quincy will be closed at noon today.
UPDATED: June 29 at 9:30 a.m.
Ameren Illinois reports that about 850 field and support personnel resumed work early Wednesday to complete the electrical service restoration effort in Quincy.
At 9:10 a.m., about 1,800 Quincy customers are still without power. At the peak, more than 31,000 customers in the Quincy area were without power.
It is anticipated that the outages will be reduced to about 1,000 by noon and 200 to 300 by this evening. Service has been restored to areas surrounding Quincy.
A number of customers will need to make repairs to the electric service facilities they own, such as the meter base, weatherhead or point of attachment. This work should be performed by a professional electrical contractor. These repairs must be completed before service can be safely restored. A detailed explanation of this work is available at IllinoisOutage.com or customers may call 1-800-755-5000 for assistance.
Wednesday, customers may visit the special Ameren Illinois Customer Service Center at Quincy City Hall for information about repairs they may need to complete or other service. The Customer Service Center is being operated in cooperation with the city of Quincy.
Customers using a portable generator must first open the main breaker or remove the main fuses before connecting the generator to the electrical systems. Failure to do this could seriously injure utility crews working on outside power lines, and/or it could cause damage to a neighbor's property or the customer's own equipment. Customers should never use a portable generator indoors, including in a home, garage, basement, shed or partially-enclosed area " even with ventilation because of the threat of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
Complete outage information is available at IllinoisOutage.com. The website site also includes safety and weather information. Those using mobile devices are invited to visit www.Ameren.Mobi for outage information. This site is specially designed for mobile devices.
UPDATED: June 29 at 7:30
Quincy residents now have a place to discard their spoiled food. Allied Waste will provide two roll-off containers today for people who lost perishable items during the power outage. The containers will be located at Central Services, 2020 Jennifer Lane. They will be there from 8 a.m. To 6 p.m.
HANNIBAL - The following roads in Northeast Missouri remain closed due to flooding. (New/Updated information on OPENINGS AND CLOSURES in bold type)
Adair CountyRoute E - OPEN at Bear Creek south of Gibbs and approximately 4 miles east of US 63.
Clark CountyRoute P - Closed just west of Gregory Landing, flooding from Mississippi River.Route D - OPEN at Wyaconda River approximately 2 miles west of Route 81.Route NN - Closed at Fox River approximately 3 miles west of Route 81.
Knox CountyRoute K - Closed at Middle Fabius River just west of Colony.
Lewis CountyRoute B - Closed north of Canton, flood gates installed at levee.Route E - Closed at North Fabius River almost 2.5 miles west of Williamstown.
Lincoln CountyRoute P - Closed due to flooding east of levee in Mississippi river bottoms, east of Elsberry into Pike Co.
Shelby CountyRoute N - Closed at North Fork Salt River located 3 miles south of Route K just north of Lentner.
Motorists are advised to check out the online Traveler Information Map at http://www.modot.org/ or call MoDOT's toll-free customer service center, 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) to find out the most current information.
UPDATED: June 28 at 4:54 p.m.
The Quincy Park District issued a release regarding storm damage:
- Every park has tree damage.
- If a park is closed, we ask people to stay out of them. There could be branches high or weak structures that we don't want people to be in, on, or near.
- City of Quincy requested we close all parks and facilities, and cancel all programs until Wednesday morning, so htat we don't encourage traffic to be out on the streets.
- One crew is focusing on (while another crew will work on clearing roads): Washington Women's City Club/Arts Center Property Villa Kathrine Property Emerson Playground
- After work is done on the above matters, the next parks that will be worked on are Madison, Reservoir, Johnson, Berrian, South, Quinsippi Island
- After we have addressed those six parks, we will then evaluate which group of parks will get crews next.
- Any park with power lines down in them will remain closed until Ameren can repair them.
- The following parks/facilities/programs will open on Wednesday (all else will remain closed): Any program/service at Emerson Recreation Center Wavering Aquatic Center Batting Cage/Mini-Golf Morning Tennis Lessons at Reservoir Park will be moved to Upper Moorman Tennis Courts Westview Boots Bush Bob Mays Cedar Creek Trail Wavering/Moorman Park Playground Program at Redmon-Lee and Bob Mays Park. ALL OTHER SITES WILL REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST UNTIL TUESDAY JULY 5. Baseball and Softball at Wavering, Moorman Main, Upper Moorman, and Boots Bush. ALL OTHER PARKS SHOULD NOT PLAY BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL.
- The following programs/facilities on Wednesday, June 29th are cancelled/closed: Quincy Park Band Concert is postponed All Parks Except Moorman/Wavering, Boots Bush, and Bob Mays Park/Cedar Creek Trail Indian Mounds Pool Indian Mounds Swimming Lessons Special Populations Program NO BASEBALL or SOFTBALL EXCEPT at Moorman/Wavering Park and Boots Bush.
- The following facilities received damage -- some extensive -- and some will be closed for periods of time that are yet to be determined: Gardner Pavilion Emerson E Dock at Art Keller Marina (but no boats were damaged) Boots Bush Bathrooms Quinsippi Island Playground Art Keller Women's Restroom Madison Restroom South Park Bandstand South Park Tennis Courts/Lights Indian Mounds Pool Docks in Kessler Clat Adams
- Mowing may be greatly delayed in MOST cases.
- As parks are determined to be safe, we will re-open them.
- We will attempt to fax media with a daily update at around 3 p.m.
- Insurance adjusters from IPARKS -- our liability carrier -- arrived on Tuesday to begin the work of assessing our damage.
- Some citizens have called with park trees that they indicate did damage to their property. If damage occurred to their property, they need to call their insurance company, even if they think the tree came from an adjoining park or property. Their insurance company must coordinate that work. THIS IS BECAUSE THE STORM is considered an Act of God AND their insurance company must take the lead on acting upon their damage. If they have a tree on their power lines, they need to call Ameren and report it.
UPDATED: June 28 at 4:18 p.m.
Mike Milhauser with Accurate Home Audio will be donating 200 eight-pound bags of ice to help Liberty residents in need during the power outage to help keep their freezers/refrigerators cool. Mike will be at the Liberty Christian Church Tuesday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. Anyone needing ice is encouraged to come at that time. Bags will be given out until the supply runs out.
Quincy's Hy-Vee on Harrison now has power. The Hy-Vee Gas Station is up and running and they have ice, too!
Keokuk Public Library has reopened.
UPDATED: June 28 at 12:47 p.m.
The Adams County Red Cross blood drive scheduled for 1-6 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Quincy has been moved to the Adams County Chapter headquarters at 3000 North 23rd in Quincy.
Christ Lutheran Church at 333 South 36th (just south of KHQA) has no power.
UPDATED: June 28 at 12:33 p.m.
Quincy buses are up and running again. Quincy Transit Lines are on regular routes. They are still having trouble with their phones, but buses are back.
UPDATED: June 28 at 11:07 a.m.
Water customers in the village of Golden, Ill. are under a 48-hour boil order, effective immediately.
You should observe that boil order through 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30.
There has also been a boil order issued for the villages of Liberty, LaPrarie, Clayton, Golden and Ursa until Wednesday, June 29 at 3:00 p.m.
UPDATED: June 28 at 10:37 a.m.
Craig Gilson, a division manager for Ameren, tells KHQA that this was one of the worst storms and outages he's seen in his career ... and he began with Ameren in 1982.
Ameren customers can call 1-800-755-5000 for real time information on service restoration or you can visit your city hall for the same information.
We will continue to bring you updates, so check this story frequently.
UPDATED: June 28 at 9 a.m.
Emergency Management Director John Simon says Liberty and Beverly water supplies are low or are out. Bottled water is being brought in and residents can pick water up at the Liberty Firehouse.
KHQA found out that Hyvee Wine and Spirits in Quincy has ice ... also, a Facebook reader, Judy Kendrick tells us that Hinkampers on North 5th St. has 40 lb. bags of ice.
Go to our Facebook page here to let us know if you have any tidbits you'd like us to share with the rest of our viewers.
UPDATED: June 28 at 8:30 a.m.
Boil order has been issued for ABS Water customers in Adams Co. until further notice.
UPDATED: June 28 at 8:15 a.m.
The following roads in Northeast Missouri remain closed due to flooding or storm damage:
Clark County Route P - Closed water over road just west of Gregory Landing, flooding from Mississippi River.Route D - Closed water over road at Wyaconda River approximately 2 miles west of Route 81.Route F - Closed water over road just east of Gregory Landing, flooding from Mississippi River.Route K - Closed at Little Fox River north of Luray just north of Route N junction.Knox CountyMO Route 11 - Closed north at South Fabius River west of Baring approximately 1.5 miles west of MO Route 15.Route F - OPEN at Little Fabius River just east of Route A north of Novelty.Lewis CountyRoute B - Closed north of Canton, flood gates installed at levee.Route E - Closed at North Fabius River almost 2.5 miles west of Williamstown.Lincoln Co.Route P - Closed due to flooding east of levee in Mississippi river bottoms, east of Elsberry into Pike Co.Scotland CountyRoute H - OPEN at North Wyaconda River 3 miles from Route 15 junction.Shelby CountyRoute N - Closed at North Fork Salt River located 3 miles south of Route K just north of Lentner.Route 151 - OPEN at Black Creek just north of Leonard.Motorists are advised to check out the online Traveler Information Map at http://www.modot.org/ or call MoDOT's toll-free customer service center, 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) to find out the most current information. Keep checking this story, as KHQA will continue to bring you all the latest cleanup developments. Post your comments below if you have additional information ... or you can visit our Facebook page here ! ------------------
UPDATED: June 28 7:06 a.m.
48 hour boil order in effect for Mendon
All day camps at Quincy YMCA are cancelled today because the Y has no power
Blessing Physicians Services clinics are closed until noon today. If the closure needs to be extended notifications will be sent out through the media.
Quncy University north campus is still without power. No classes or activities there.
UPDATED: June 28 at 7:30 a.m. Quincy, Ill. 36th and Harrison Street car buried under tree Lots of damage at Spring Lake Downed power lines at 19th and Van Buren Damage reported at both Madison and Washington parks.
Lewis County Residents are advised to stay indoors. We have reports of structural damage in LaBelle
Marion County Reports of trees down on Highway A and Highway M
Ralls County Reports of trees down on Highway A at Salt River Bridge and Highway 19, Power lines down South of Center and trees and power lines down in Center.
Pike County Mo .2 trees down on Highway 79, 4 trees down on NN, 1 tree down on Highway D on Maine, wires down by Cozy C on 54, trees down on Route E, wires down on Maine Street in Bowling Green, tree down on Highway 79 from Bowling Green headed to Hannibal, power line down on 79 by Pike County road 911, Trees down on 161 by county road 402, wire down by 312 water street in Bowling Green, tree down by Business 61 by Airport Road, tree down by Vera Mo. at Highway 54 between Bowling Green and Louisianna.
Pike County Illinois Trees down across the county and widespread power outages
Cass County Some power outages in Beardstown, limbs down south of Beardstown
Hancock County Machine Shed down along 336, New Warsaw Road closed because of new mudslide,trees down and power outage in Warsaw, Hamilton, Bowen, Plymouth, LaHarpe and El-Veston
McDonough County Trees and powerlines down, widespread power outages reported across the county including Colchester, Blandisville and Good Hope
Scott County Transformer struck by lightning on lower Alsey Road and Edwards lane.
State Police Illinois I-Dot crews are out across the area clearing roadways. We do have reports of trees down on Elington Road at North 60th and Ellington and Einhaus Lane at West US 24
Canton, Mo. Unconfirmed reports that power will be out in Canton for at least 24 powers
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