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Variety of resources available for East St. Louis flooding victims

Residents in the area will have a variety of sources to get the help they need.

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Residents in East St. Louis are getting help from a variety of sources as they continue to struggle with flooding in recent weeks.

In a press conference, East St. Louis Mayor Robert Eastern III said all the city's pump stations are working at their full capacity to get floodwaters off the streets, but he said he knows there's lots of work still left to be done.

Residents in the area will have a variety of sources to get that help.

Virtual MARC

More than 500 families were helped at the Multiple Agency Resource Center last weekend at East St. Louis High School. For people who weren't able to attend an in-person MARC, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has a virtual MARC online. Click here for more information

Free cleanup kits

On Friday, East St. Louis residents can get a free cleanup kit thanks to a donation from Lowe's. The kit includes bleach spray, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, all-purpose cleaner, work gloves, contractor bags and scouring pads.

They will be available in a drive-thru at East St. Louis City Hall on Riverpark Drive starting at 10:30 a.m. while supplies last.

Curbside collection

The East St. Louis Public Works Department conducted an Operation Curbside Collection event starting this week. 

Curbside collection is happening Aug. 8-26.

Have your items curbside by 7 a.m. Aug. 15 and 22.

August 8 pick-up for precincts: 2,3,4,5,18,19,20,21,22,23,24 and 25.

August 15 pick-up for precincts: 1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 and 17.

August 26 pick-up is for all precinct districts.

Items that will not be picked up include:

  • tires
  • electronics
  • paint
  • vegetation
  • flammable liquids

Self-disposal dumping sites will also be available for residents at 15 S. Broadway and 510 N. 20th Street. They are open during daylight hours.

Residents should photograph flooding damage before disposing of damaged items.

Red Cross shelter

The Red Cross shelter in East St. Louis has closed, but residents still impacted by flooding can go to the St. Louis area shelter at the St. Vincent Community Center at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road.

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