Flooding in Alton, Illinois Not Expected to Impact Upcoming Haunted America Conference
Haunted America organizer Troy Taylor assured the Singular Fortean Society in an emailed statement on June 5th that recent flooding in Alton, Illinois "won't affect anything with the conference."
According to Taylor’s statement:
[The flooding] won't affect anything with the conference. The flooding is all downtown and nowhere near the conference and in fact, doesn't even keep people from getting to Alton. It's confined to a small area near the casino.
I promise that there will be no issues and, in fact, most people—unless they are taking the tour on Saturday night—won't even see flooding in Alton, depending on how they get to town.
All our tours and events prior to the conference are still going on as planned. There ARE businesses affected by the flooding but most in town are not. The biggest effect we are all feeling is being caused by the media, making it seem like the whole town is underwater, which is hurting the businesses that are trying to keep operating through this.
But all is well with the conference—nothing to worry about there.
Alton has experienced significant flooding recently, with the nearby Mississippi River expected to reach over 38 feet this week—14 feet above flood stage. While this does constitute a major flood, National Weather Service projections indicate that much of the flood waters should recede prior to the conference.
The Singular Fortean Society advises all attendees to use their best judgment regarding their own safety, and to keep an eye on weather forecasts for the area closer to the event date.
Haunted America is scheduled for June 21st-22nd at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Alton, Illinois.
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