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Video of Metropolis, IL Flooding

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Cellphone video footage from Youtube user 1kingofhalloween depicts Ohio River flooding from an inundated trailer park in Metropolis, Illinois. The videographer, Steve Chaney, says “It’s quite a disturbing thing to look out your front door and see nothing but water and seeing the water levels increasing slowly.”

In his series of uploads, residents allege emergency officials are apathetic to their plight. Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel dismisses the accusation (below).

Landlord Virgil Thomas alleges Emergency officials “don’t care”.

A Metropolis, Illinois resident says she’s left without help.

Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says two emergency shelters are open in the city. He dismisses allegations of official apathy, saying Chaney is a disgruntled candidate for city Alderman trying to stir up trouble.

You can hear McDaniel’s explanation here.

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Written by Chris Taylor

April 26, 2011 at 10:47 am

Posted in Vidz

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