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(CHICAGO) — Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner ordered the state’s national guard into active duty to help recover from flooding in the state, and in case the situation gets worse.

Rauner released a statement Friday saying that soldiers could be ready immediately to communities, with flood waters potentially continuing to rise over the weekend. Approximately twenty soldiers were ordered to report to an Illinois readiness center.

Rauner had previously declared 12 of the state’s counties as disaster areas. He was scheduled to tour flood-damaged areas Friday.

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