Blagojevich tours flooded Ill. areas

Thursday, June 19, 2008

PLEASANT HILL, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he's never seen this kind of flooding before.

Blagojevich took a one-hour tour to check out breached levees north of Quincy near Meyer and the Indian Graves system.

At both breaches, water is pouring in and spilling out across the land -- dipping in places like a waterfall.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency officials showed Blagojevich the Quincy water filtration plant that's holding back the water thanks to a 35-foot-metal fence and piles of sandbags.

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