EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The effects of April's historic floods are still being felt across central Illinois.
A new report shows the residents of four East Peoria homes damaged in a landslide will likely never be allowed to live in those houses again.
The landslide came after the heavy rains in mid-April, ruining three homes on Kaitlyn Court and one on Sunnybrook Drive.
On Thursday, East Peoria officials released a study conducted by a Peoria Geo-technical engineering firm, Whitney and Associates.
The engineers believe buried water discharge lines were crushed, causing excess water to go directly into the soil. They call it a significant contributing factor to the slope failure.
The report concludes that there is no cost-effective way to reconstruct the slopes.
One of the affected homeowners said he questions the validity of the report.
East Peoria officials said they used a highly reputable company and stand by the report.