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Article updated: 4/19/2013 9:34 PM

It could have been worse in the Tri-Cities

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Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared Friday for rising waters in St. Charles. Waters had receded somewhat from Thursday, judging by debris left behind.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The shelter building on Clark Island Park is surrounded by Fox River floodwaters in Batavia Friday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

A refrigerator floats near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Willow Drive in St. Charles Township Friday.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Water shoots and sprays from the boil Friday at the North Aurora dam.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Day 2 after the big rain in the Tri-Cities area: More garbage pickups are announced, island parks are still flooded, but the are communities generally fared well and escaped major damage.
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    • Homes on the west bank of the Fox River are prepared Friday for rising waters in St. Charles. Waters had receded somewhat from Thursday, judging by debris left behind.
    •  The shelter building on Clark Island Park is surrounded by Fox River floodwaters in Batavia Friday.
    •  A refrigerator floats near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Willow Drive in St. Charles Township Friday.
    •  Water shoots and sprays from the boil Friday at the North Aurora dam.
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