Mattoon,IL- –(Effingham Radio)– The Mattoon Fire Department evacuated 11 residents from their homes due to flooding on Tuesday.
According to a press release from the Mattoon Fire Department, the Department was called at 11:30am to the area of 2nd and Oklahoma for flooding from the storms that had passed through the area.
Upon arrival, fire crews evacuated 5 homes, removing 11 individuals from the homes by boat.
Two other evacuations were made during that same time frame.
Some of those that were evacuated were taken to a local shelter provided by the Red Cross.
No injuries have been reported.
The Mattoon Fire Department was assisted in the evacuations by the Mattoon PD, Lincoln FD, and the Red Cross.