National Guard troops help sandbag in Ill.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. In a news release, Governor Rod Blagojevich's office today says another 100 Air National Guard troops have been deployed to assist in the effort.

The state has also sent out about 2.8 million sandbags and is ready to provide another 4.5 million sandbags. It also has a stockpile of about 100,000 gallons of water if the flooding disrupts water supplies.

Of particular concern is the water treatment center in Quincy. Officials have been sandbagging that facility that sits in a floodplain, and Blagojevich spokesman David Rudduck says if it is flooded it could disrupt the water supply for 40,000 people.

Copyright © 2023 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.