Disaster

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Governor JB Pritzker has issued a second state disaster proclamation for 34 counties along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, including four counties in southern Illinois.

Both the Mississippi and Illinois rivers reached major flood stage in March and have remained at those levels.

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Shelter Box USA

An international organization is working to help people around the world following natural disaster and conflict.

Shelter Box USA partners with Rotary International to provide emergency shelter and tools for displaced families.

Only days removed from attending a training course, members of a southern Illinois coalition put some of their knowledge to work to assist storm victims.
 
Representatives of the Shawnee Preparedness and Response Coalition - or SPARC - took part in the Healthcare Coalition Response Leadership course last week at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama.

The Illinois State Bar Association is offering up some advice and services for people affected by severe weather and other disasters.