More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet.
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- Find contacts for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency
- Use this USGS tool to find current water levels for rivers and streams in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
- Access a flash flood prediction tool for numerous locations across the Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL, National Weather Service offices’ county warning areas.
- Learn how to manage rainfall and runoff around your home through this video series.
- The Illinois Department of Agriculture provides resources for farmers impacted by floods.
More information about the programs in this report
- The Central Midwest Water Science Center is Illinois’ regional USGS Water Science Center. CMWSC provides information on streamflow, water quality, water-use, and groundwater data for Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant uses research, outreach, and education to bring the latest science to Great Lakes communities. This regional Sea Grant office connects decision-makers with science, and helps to strengthen ecosystems and communities in southern Lake Michigan and beyond.
- The Illinois Silver Jackets bring together Federal and State Agencies to focus on hazard mitigation, emergency response, structural flood reduction measures, and policy evaluation. This group develops and implements comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood hazard challenges in Illinois.
|Between 2000 and 2018, floods and flash floods caused $3 billion in property damages in Illinois.1||Illinois experienced 1537 flood events between 2000 and 2018 – averaging to 1.5 floods per week.1||Flooding is an immediate threat to Scott Airforce Base in St. Clair County, IL.2|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the Illinois offices:
Urbana, IL: 217-328-8747
DeKalb, IL: 815-756-9207
Mt Vernon, IL: 618-242-4495
The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research and extension programs shaped by local needs.
Contact the main office:
West Lafayette, IN: 765-496-6009
|Between 2010 and 2019 the Central Midwest Water Science Center spent
on Illinois’s flood research and education priorities.5
In 2017, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant reached
11,600 K-12 students
and supported 20 undergraduate and graduate students.6
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact the Illinois Emergency Management Agency: 217-782-2700
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Beussink, A; Central Midwest Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. Sea Grant (2018). Available at: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Program-Locations/ILIN. (Accessed: 20th August 2019)