The Daily Eastern News

Local farmer weighs in on Illinois flooding

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.

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. He said it is impossible for people driving by to see just how much the excessive rain has affected...

Thunderstorms cause flooding around Charleston, campus

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

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 far, but another inch and a quarter is expected. This exceeded April’s average for rainfall in C...

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