Grafton Mayor: Flooding Not an Issue

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Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo: Facebook)

Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo: Facebook)

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GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) - Tom Thompson, the mayor of Grafton, says his city is open for business, despite flooding along the Mississippi River.

“Right now we’re at about 22.6,” he says. “We don’t have an issue, and that won’t affect one business in Grafton until it gets up to about 25.4that’s the lowest point in Grafton,” he says.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest Saturdaynine feet above flood stage in Grafton.

Mayor Thompson says as long as additional water holds off to the north, this will not be a minor flood for his City.

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