The rain is coming to an end, but the fight is just beginning in the Riverbend.  Alton Public Works employees began placing sandbags, Jersey barriers and barricades Monday.  The sandbagging effort is being made easier with the help of an automatic sandbagging machine that fills the bags before being sent on their way.

Madison County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Mary Kate Brown:

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If you can help in the sandbagging effort, you can contact the Alton Police Department for further details.  Call 465-3518 ext 249 for information.  Stacking of the sandbags will take place at Williams and Carroll Streets beginning this morning.



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