As floodwaters threaten southern Illinois towns, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency wants people to stay safe.
Deputy Coordinator Orval Rowe offered some advice for residents.
"Turn around, don't drown," he said, referring to drivers. Don't try to drive on closed roads and even if the road is still open, don't attempt to drive through water. It's impossible to tell how deep water is or what the condition of the road underneath is like.
Drivers should also be aware that all the levees are closed and anyone attempting to drive on them will be fined.