Visit by Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton to view flooding situation at Beardstown April 24, 2013. Photos by Paul Black
Bishop Keaton greets long-time Beardstown mayor Bob Walters
Bishop Keaton meets with leaders from Beardstown UMC
Bishop Keaton speaks with a longtime Beardstown resident
Bishop Keaton visit with Mayor Walters before offering a prayer
Bishop Keaton visits with Marty Turner a drainage district commissioner
Flooding already occurring at the railroad underpass in the park.
Keaton points to "boils" small seepages that provide pressure relief.
Keaton with Hispanic lay missioner Evaristo Rodriguez
One of Beardstown's five water wells surrounded to prevent flooding
Railroad bridge across the Illinois. The water is almost level with tracks.
Sandbagging around Beardstown's water treatment plant
The riverwalk steps are completely underwater with sandbags at the end
The water level rises near the top of the 1958 seawall.