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Friends of Log Cabin making sure cabins don't flood again

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Friends of the Log Cabins are making plans to make sure flood waters don't make it into the historic cabins on Quinsippi Island again.  The Mississippi River crested at 27.6 feet in Quincy causing flood waters to leak into the cabins.  Friends of Log Cabin President John Gebhardt said they're raising money to make changes to the six buildings so it doesn't happen again. 

"The plans are that we will eventually restore each cabin and when we restore them, we'll raise them up another foot and put them on pillars so if there's water underneath and as it dissipates then it will dry out even faster," Gebhardt said. 

Each cabin will cost $10,000 to $15,000 to restore.  Right now, the organization has $10,000 saved up. 


 

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