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Maine Township Initiates Emergency Flood Preparation

July 21, 2017 — Maine Township Supervisor Laura J. Morask with Highway Department employees who delivered sand bags to Maine Township Town Hall Maine Township Supervisor Laura J. Morask directs Highway Department employees delivering sand bags to Maine Township Town Hall Sand bags available for residents in the Maine Township Town Hall parking lot "In a multi-departmental effort to address potential flooding of the Des Plaines River this weekend and to best aid our Township residents, we have instituted a three-prong flooding protocol," declares Maine Township Supervisor Laura J. Morask.

First, Supervisor Morask has signed an anticipatory request for a Declaration Of a Disaster Area to be sent to Governor Bruce Rauner should the need arise. She adds, "Our Highway Department headed by Highway Commissioner Walter Kazmierczak and Office of Emergency Management led by Director Dagmar Rutzen are keeping a close eye on the Township neighborhoods to monitor flood prone areas."

Secondly, the Highway department staff has put together emergency sandbags that will be available for free to Township residents. These sandbags are available in the Maine Township town hall parking lot at 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge (enter off the west side Woodview St. entrance). They are available now and will be distributed as long as the need exists.

Third, the Township will have emergency clean up and relief kits available to residents should this need occur over the weekend. For updates and current information, please visit www.mainetownship.com, call 847-297-5911, or tune into our Maine Township radio station at 1350 AM. Requests for sandbags can be also taken at 847-297-2510, Ext. 237.
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