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With more than 5 inches of rain reported in the period from Sunday night into Monday morning, widespread flash flooding was reported in and around the Riverbend. There was one report of a mudslide in the Clifton Terrace area of Godfrey, but it appears that was confined to private property and did not pose a danger to the public.
What does pose a danger, however, is trying to drive through flooded roads. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Spokesman Rebecca Clark tells The Big Z that is their number one concern in these situations.
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Clark says the same goes for people trying to walk through flood water is where they can easily be swept off their feet. In addition floodwaters may contain sewer overflows or harmful chemicals so it's especially important to stay clear.