ALGONQUIN – Gov. Bruce Rauner will make a stop Sunday afternoon in McHenry County to tour flood damage.
At 4:30 p.m. Rauner will be at the Algonquin Public Works facility, 110 Meyer Drive, Algonquin, according to a news release from his office.
The Fox River level in Algonquin reached major flooding stage level Sunday morning at 12.1 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Flood stage is considered 9.5 feet. The river is expected to crest Tuesday morning at the Algonquin Tailwater at about 12.7 feet, according to the survey – the same level reached in 2013.
The Fox River at the McHenry Lock also reached major flooding stage level Sunday morning at 7.2 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Flood stage is considered 4 feet, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources projected that the crest could reach more than 8 feet Monday. Its record crest of 7.62 feet was recorded during the 2013 flood.
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks declared a state of emergency Friday afternoon, and Rauner declared McHenry, Lake and Kane counties disaster areas.
Since then, communities along the Fox River have distributed thousands of sandbags to residents to help prevent flooding.