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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, looks over one of his cornfields on July 16. Metzger said areas in the field that once had puddles of rain bear corn stalks shorter than others.

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor August 18, 2019

Under a cloudy gray sky on a humid July morning, Alan Metzger, a Charleston farmer, scans his cornfield among the stalks. He points toward the stalks that are lagging behind in growth because of flooding....

Rushing water pushes through underneath a bridge on Seventh Street Tuesday evening. Severe thunderstorms caused major flooding throughout Charleston and Mattoon on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms cause flooding around Charleston, campus

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor April 3, 2018

Flooding has filled Charleston following severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Cameron Craig, an instructor and climatologist at Eastern, said 4.3 inches of rain had fallen so...

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