As The River Recedes, Grafton’s Mayor Says The City Fared Well

GRAFTON, IL (KMOX) – The Mississippi River crested at Grafton, Illinois Thursday at nearly 11.5 ft. above flood stage.

Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson says forecasters tell him this weekend’s rainfall is not expected to make the water rise again.

“It’s probably dropped an inch or two and the long-range forecast through next week is for a gradual but continual drop,” he said.

Thompson says no homes have been flooded this year and only three of Grafton’s businesses took on water.

He says people wanting to come shopping this weekend shouldn’t have any major problems getting to their destination.

“We’re still open for business and we’re coping with this,” Thompson said.

“If you live in Grafton, you know the benefits of living here far outweigh the nuisance of a flood every so many years.”

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