Winter flooding recovery efforts continue in Kincaid

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KINCAID, Ill. (AP) – Recovery efforts are continuing in central Illinois after deadly flooding in December.

Kincaid Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler tells The Springfield State Journal-Register that 11 of 18 homes that were destroyed have been rebuilt or are being rebuilt. The remaining homes have been abandoned or condemned. Wheeler says his office still gets calls from nervous residents when it rains.

Theresa Gibson has been working on fixing her home while working full-time at a grocery store. She has walls but they haven’t been painted. She has been in her home 30 years and lost furniture, carpeting and everything in her basement.

Residents largely didn’t qualify for federal assistance after the flooding so they’ve been depending on volunteers and charities. Church groups have sent workers to help rebuild and donated appliance, clothing and cleaning supplies.
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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com