US Army Corps of Engineers tours flood-ravaged Astor looking for solutions

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured the town of Astor by land and water this week to find ways to prevent the area from future floods.

“You get a very unique perspective when you’re on the boat and on the river versus driving,” Lake County Deputy Emergency Manager Nicholas Gerth said.

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Lake County was one of a handful of other agencies that joined USACE’s Silver Jackets division on the tour.

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