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Quinn To Provide State Help If Needed

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

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SPRINGFIELD (CBS) – Governor Pat Quinn this morning activated the State Incident Response Center (SIRC) in Springfield to assess flooding and severe weather in several areas of the state and expedite assistance that may be needed by local public safety officials to protect citizens.

The SIRC will remain open as long as needed to support local responders.

“I urge everyone to stay alert and avoid flooded areas,” Quinn said in a statement. “Residents should tune in to local TV and radio stations for updated information about any closed routes or evacuations.”

This governor is currently being briefed by emergency officials at the SIRC before departing to assess storm damage and response across the state.