Carbon Cliff residents brace for Rock River crest tomorrow

The river is expected to crest at almost 16 feet

CARBON CLIFF, Ill. - Residents of Carbon Cliff are preparing for the worst, as the Rock River is set to crest tomorrow afternoon. Village officials wanted to get the word out early this year, before the flooding hit.
"We put the warning out on Saturday," Carbon Cliff flood warning committee member Farhley Jones said. "I went door-to-door, and gave out a packet such as this. What it does is, it warns people and gets them ready for what possibly could happen."
Some residents are concerned about the lack of resources provided by the village.
"We have to come up and shovel it ourselves," Jeff Bogs said. "There's no system, just us holding the bag, one shoveling it into the bag, and tying, lifting and unloading it ourselves."
According to Jones, all efforts are currently going into securing pump wells, and other village necessities, before assistance with homes. But, he ensures that all residents who need help, will receive it.
"If you're a senior citizen or disabled, we're not going to leave you out there," Jones said. "We're going to get out there and help you do whatever we can, as a village." 
A reassuring message for a community that's bracing for the worst.
"We're a village, and we stick together," said Jones. "We're ready. Let it come, we'll handle it."

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