McClure

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World Health Organization

The Southern Seven Health Department will be providing free tetanus shots to Alexander county flood victims and volunteers.

Unprecedented flooding continues in the northern part of Alexander County.

Lesley Stoffel grew up in McClure and is volunteering to help residents there and in East Cape Girardeau battle the high water. She says flood victims and others are stressed after weeks of lifting 40 to 60 pound sandbags to protect their homes and businesses from disaster.

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Carpentersville Public Safety

Road closures due to high water in Alexander County have isolated residents in East Cape Girardeau and some of those living in McClure and Gale.

Lesley Stoffel manages Southern Roots Hair Company in Anna. She is helping organize a donation drive to gather everyday items flood victims need to survive.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Southern Seven Health Department tryied to help those sandbagging in Alexander County stay hydrated during this intense heat.

The organization held a water and sports drink donation drive in Anna Friday dubbed Flood the Bus. Donations collected on pickup trucks and Southern Seven's head start bus were taken to McClure.

The Mayor of East Cape Girardeau is issuing another voluntary evacuation order for all residents of the village.

Joe Aden says this latest order is due to IDOT closing Route 146 between East Cape and the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge to all local traffic.

Officials in Alexander County say water is rising about an inch per day near McClure and East Cape Girardeau.

Dale Schultz is with the Alexander County Emergency Management board of directors. He says as the water rises, even locals are not able to travel.

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The water keeps rising in parts of Alexander County, so for the public's safety, a curfew is now in place.

Officials say residents should not be out past 10 p.m. in both McClure and East Cape Girardeau.

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Division of Aeronautics

The flooding situation in East Cape Girardeau is worsening.

Due to water over the roadways, officials of the Village of East Cape Girardeau have issued a VOLUNTARY evacuation order. This is not MANDATORY.

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IDOT

Even though the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is falling, water on the Illinois side continues to rise.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed Route 3 from McClure south and Highway 146 in East Cape Girardeau.