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Illinois gov urges honoring evacuation requests

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is again urging people to leave Alexander County homes threatened by levee failures in southern Illinois.

Speaking to reporters Saturday at Carlyle Lake in Clinton County, Rauner said some residents are leaving, but others are staying put.

He says the situation is especially "life threatening" because of the risk of hypothermia from cold temperatures.

The Republican says he's trying to visit as many communities as possible in the 12 counties he's declared disaster areas and he plans to conclude three days of touring flood-damaged areas on Sunday.

The governor says he's heartened that Illinois residents are coming together to help people whose homes and businesses have been affected by flooding.

(Information provided by the Associated Press...)

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