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Assessment Of Flooding Damage In Granite City To Happen This Weekend

Sep 6, 2019
A "freak" storm dumped 9 inches of rain on Granite City on Aug. 12, 2019, flooding homes and businesses.
Belleville News-Democrat

GRANITE CITY — Madison County officials will be taking stock this weekend of damage caused by flash flooding to Granite City homes and businesses.

Last month, approximately 9 inches of rain dumped on the Granite City area, causing severe flash flooding in Chouteau, Nameoki, Granite City and Venice townships. The “freak” storm damaged more than 1,000 homes and left many residents with flooded yards and basements, or homeless. Now, the city is trying to get a handle on the extent of the damage.