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State of Illinois

It's Flood Safety Awareness Week and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is reminding about some steps you can take to protect your home.

As spring rolls around, I-EMA says it's important to prepare your home for potential flooding. Spokesperson Rebecca Clark says that includes making sure you have flood insurance.

A southern Illinois congressman says his chamber's passage of legislation addressing floodplains is overdue - and needs to be sent to the president's desk.

Representative Mike Bost says the bill, which reforms FEMA's floodplain insurance program, is a much-needed update. He says numerous property owners in his district would benefit from it.