Last week’s flash flood and flood events hurt many homes and businesses in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. We’re still expecting more bad storms this summer, and wanted to share some of the potential damage this kind of weather can cause. Conditions can become dangerous very quickly — so stay safe, and always call a professional when you need it.
Nancy Loo with WGN streamed live to Facebook several flooding updates. She even spotted some carp swimming through the streets, in what is supposed to be a local park.
While many shared the aftermath, she gave a significantly broad account. Sandbags couldn’t save properties, cars were damaged, and trees fell calamitously.
More of her footage is available on Facebook.
This was only among the first major storms expected in July.
Reporting from WGN TV this week claims more heavy rains are due in Chicago and the Chicagoland area. The Des Plaines River and Fox River are both expected to continue to rise, and the station — among other local news sources — has already issued flash flood warnings. Rainfall on Thursday, July 20, began to exacerbate the already precarious water levels, and more is expected early tonight and throughout the weekend.
Please follow the news online, over the radio, or on television, and take necessary precautions to stay safe and dry.