Most weather forecasts show the remnants of Hurricane Isaac tracking over the St. Louis area, dumping buckets of rain along its path. That forecast has resulted in street crews around the Riverbend springing into action, making sure they do what they can to avoid the potential for flash flooding once the rain arrives later tomorrow.
In East Alton, Assistant Director of Public Services Denny Weber says they are doing a thorough sweep of the city.
Likewise, Wood River Public Services Director Steve Palen says the low lying areas are getting some extra attention.
Much of the rainwater empties into the Wood River Creek, and with that body of water so low right now, the theory is that it should be able to handle what Isaac dishes out.