- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

KINCAID, Ill. (AP) - Repair work is almost finished in Kincaid more than a year after floodwaters damaged the central Illinois town.

Heavy rains saturated the area from Dec. 26-28, 2015, destroying 18 homes and damaging 44 others. Mayor Bill Jarrett told The (Springfield) State Journal-Register (https://bit.ly/2j9cxiL) on Wednesday that just two families have yet to move back into their houses and they should be returning soon. The mayor says fundraising efforts have stopped and the community received more than $80,000 in donations.

Jarrett says aid was received from Springfield, the Chicago area and as far away as Wisconsin. He says the nearby town of Taylorville was particularly supportive.

John McClure of Taylorville helped raise money. He said the people in Kincaid “were in a world of hurt” and needed help.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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