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@cbschicago pic.twitter.com/rL9oZpptBH, — Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) May 18, 2020. Flooding was reported in Chicago and the suburbs at the following locations on Sunday: INSTALL THE FOX 32 WEATHER APP: Apple | Android. Some viaducts like the one at West Ogden and South Western Avenue were completely flooded. Major flooding occurring on Joliet’s far west side and Plainfield around Caton Farm and County Line Roads this evening. "To mitigate the impact of the storm event, we have reversed the flow of the Chicago Area Waterway system to Lake Michigan at the Wilmette Pumping Station and at the Chicago River Controlling Works downtown to minimize overbank flooding," the MWRD wrote on social media. A 5.12' crest is now the second-highest on record behind 10/10/1954 (5.50'). Around 40 people and their pets were evacuated from their homes via rescue boats in suburban Lyons Sunday night, according to Lyons Fire Chief Gordon Nord. Illinois Reports 4,729 New Cases of Coronavirus, 17 Additional Deaths Monday, Suburban Cook County Residents Can Now Apply for $600 COVID-19 Relief Payments, Copyright © 2020 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. This video was taken in Naperville by Fox 32 News producer Gretchen Andsager. In some cases, he said, 2 … The #Chicago River in downtown Chicago was mere inches away from breaking the record. The flooding is … Heavy rainfall brought flooding and damage across much of the Chicago area Sunday night. The two tornado touchdowns were reported at 3:10 p.m. in Millington, LaSalle County, and at 5:26 p.m. west of I-55, in Coal City, Will County. “We have reversed the flow of the Chicago Area Waterway system to Lake Michigan at the Wilmette Pumping Station and at the Chicago River Controlling Works downtown to prevent overbank flooding,” MWRD officials wrote in a series of tweets. All flooding is local. A Flash Flood Warning was issued Sunday evening for parts of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. Eddie Johnson Turns Himself In After Police Responded To Domestic Incident At His Home, Sources Say, Protesters Say Firing Of Waukegan Police Officer Who Shot And Killed 19-Year-Old Marcellis Stinnette Is Not Enough, Chicago Weekend Violence: At Least 6 Killed, 18 Wounded So Far In Weekend Shootings. Flooding From Steady Storms Closes Several Chicago Area RoadsThe National Weather Service has issued a flood warning through 10:45 a.m. for most of the Chicago area… It wasn’t just Sunday’s rain that was the problem. It was the same scene in west suburban Bellwood, with Mannheim Road and Randolph Street closed due to flooding. YIKES! DuPage, Kendall and Kankakee counties had more than 100 customers without power Sunday night. Heavy rain and storms were relentless overnight Wednesday into Thursday across the Chicago area, causing flooding on road and under viaducts and creating issues for the morning commute. In Naperville, a driver got stuck near 87th Street and Modaff Road tonight. The flash flood warnings were in effect until 10:15 p.m. Sunday, but heavy rain continued through the night. Thunderstorms rolled through the area beginning … Flooding in Wood Dale by Lukasz Zuchowski. CHICAGO — Storms overnight Wednesday into Thursday have caused flooding and high-standing water on Chicago area roadways. You have 4 free articles remaining this month, Sign-up to our daily newsletter for more articles like this + access to 5 extra articles. In Illinois, the warning was in effect for Lake, Will, Kankakee, DuPage and Cook counties. Fire Department officials said at least six people were rescued as of 11:15 p.m., and crews were searching for any more people in need. A few scattered showers are possible again Monday and Tuesday, it shouldn’t add any appreciable amounts to the flooding threat, and things should dry out for a while. “No we didn’t walk through it. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times The third straight wettest May on record is sending us a message: Every town and suburb in the Chicago region had better do a better job of teaming up to prevent flooding. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District said Sunday night that they had reversed the flow of the river into Lake Michigan in response to the flooding. Here’s a full list of road closures due to flooding… So much water has fallen on the Chicago area that the flow of the Chicago River … Please exercise caution and avoid flooded areas.”. There have been too many reports of flooded streets to count, with some roads turning into small rivers due to all the rain. The River was overflowing the River Walk in the Loop. In October 1954, the Chicago area was hit with some of the worst flooding in its history, causing damage that totaled more than $25 million, according … Chicago Weather: Flood Warning in Effect As River Just Inches Away From Breaking Historic Record | U.S. Heavy rainfall brought flooding and damage across much of the Chicago area Sunday night. During severe weather such as we are experiencing today the safety and health of our residents is our top priority. Meteorologists said anywhere from 1.5 to 3 inches of rain fell overnight, including in the Chicago metro area, with clogged drains causing roadway flooding on expressways. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Widespread flooding was an issue across Chicago and the suburbs on Sunday. A flood warning remains in effect, but the National Weather Service has said the Des Plaines and Illinois rivers have not yet crested and are not expected to recede soon. With the ground already saturated from storms a few days ago, and several inches of rain falling since Saturday, streets, streams, and rivers have been inundated with storm runoff. Rain and storms are set to gradually end from south to north Thursday, with clouds decreasing as well for drier conditions this afternoon. Lower Wacker drive. Fire officials said several vehicles were stuck at Deerpath Road and Skokie Highway. Video taken by JWC forecaster Brian Delach. The National Weather Service said the flooding was ongoing in the Chicago area. The department said it had used inflatable watercraft to rescue six people from the flood zone area on Sunday. Several roads remain closed and rivers, creeks and streams continue to rise in some locations. “There are several factors we consider when determining to release floodwater to the lake, including the rate the river water level is rising at each lakefront control location, whether the rainfall intensity is continuing or decreasing, and the storm conditions on the radar. The National Weather Service said the storm had ended but the flooding was ongoing as of Monday. As of late Sunday afternoon, there was 7.69” rain at O’Hare Airport reported this month, making this Chicago's third wettest May on record. Even hours before Sunday’s storms began clearing out, some parts of the Chicago area already have had more than 8 inches of rain over the past five days, according to radar estimates. And Naperville's River Walk spilled over. Use extra caution if traveling this morning and do not drive through flood waters," it warned. Meantime, Lower Wacker Drive was closed due to flooding of the entire lower level, and Chicago firefighters rescued several homeless people from Lower Wacker Drive, after it flooded Sunday night. Much of the water flooding basements is traveling across private property I thought it might be a good idea, but I don’t have any rain boots so I’m kind of out of luck,” said Matt Burghgraef. CHICAGO - A seemingly endless storm led to flooding, closed roads and reports of at least two brief tornado touchdowns in the Chicago area on Sunday. Avoid driving tonight and anticipate some flooded roads on Monday," the National Weather Service tweeted. Major flooding was reported on roadways across the Chicago area including Lower Wacker Drive, where the water had risen so high that the Chicago Fire Department had to send in boats to remove homeless people and motorists who were trapped there. This video was taken in Naperville. Some drivers took the chance of driving thorough and had to be towed away after stalling out in high water. The Chicago region and flooding: We sink or swim together Every town and suburb had better team up to prevent flooded basements, washed out … … The Chicago Riverwalk downtown also has flooded significantly, due to the torrential rain. The Edens was also closed Sunday night north and southbound at Pratt due to flooding. "The North Branch of the Chicago river hit 5.19', also the second-highest on record behind the 5.70' in 1954. In Chicago, the Chicago River surged with the rainfall, flooding onto the Riverwalk in some parts. A flash flood warning was in effect Sunday night. 10 p.m. forecast for Chicagoland on May 17, Flooding in Round Lake Beach taken by Jaycee Ochoa. To continue reading login or create an account. The flooding in Lemont was so bad, someone had to put a log on top of this manhole to keep it from floating away. There was a flash flood warning in northwest Indiana's Lake county, with rainfall upwards of one to two inches per hour. In Chicago, train service on the Blue Line between Harlem and Forest Park has been suspended due to flooding. Illinois Department of Transportation trucks blocked the eastbound lanes at Des Plaines Avenue, forcing all traffic to turn around. Major flooding was reported on roadways across the Chicago area including Lower Wacker Drive, where the water had risen so high that the Chicago Fire Department had to send in boats to remove people who had become stranded. CHICAGO (CBS) — Heavy rains soaking the Chicago area have prompted a flash flood warning for a huge portion of the Chicago area through late Sunday night, and officials at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District reversed the flow of the Chicago River into Lake Michigan, dumping storm runoff and sewage into the lake. A … The National Weather Service said, even after the rain stops, the Chicago River will continue to rise through Monday morning, as storm runoff drains into the waterway. In October 1954, the Chicago area was hit with some of the worst flooding in its history, causing damage that totaled more than $25 million, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Wacker Drive flooded causing water rescues to take place by Chicago Fire Department," he said. In Orland Park, Will-Cook Road has been closed between 151st and 159th, 135th Street has been closed between LaGrange Road and Southwest Highway, and 108th Avenue has been closed from 159th Street to 163rd Street. CHICAGO - A seemingly endless storm led to flooding, closed roads and reports of at least two brief tornado touchdowns in the Chicago area on Sunday. If we do not act in concert, we are being unrealistic. At this time of year, flooding could also potentially be worsened by clogged rain from leaves that have fallen. The National Weather Service said, while the rain was finally moving out by about 10:30 p.m., flood waters will be slow to recede, and local rivers and streams likely will continue to rise through Monday morning. ©2020 FOX Television Stations, I-290 eastbound at Des Plaines Avenue closed; westbound lanes were also flooded but traffic was getting by on the shoulder, CTA Blue Line service temporarily suspended between Harlem (FP) and Forest Park Terminal due to flooding, Edens closed Sunday night north and southbound at Pratt, 159th St (US-6) RR underpass at Cicero Ave (IL-50) closed due to flooding, Oak Forest, Naper Boulevard near Bailey Road, Naperville, Multiple reports of street flooding in Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Flooded roads near 127th street and Collins Road, Plainfield, 12-18 inches of water on Caton Farm Road and Ridge Road, west of Joliet, At least one foot of water flooding Smith Rd at Foxford Drive, Smith Road near McCormick Way and Schoolhouse Road near Smith Road, Manhattan, 45 missing children among dozens rescued in anti-human trafficking operation, officials say, Illinois reports 4,729 new cases of COVID-19, 17 more deaths, Tropical Storm Zeta will likely be a hurricane before hitting Mexico, US, First snowfall of the season hits Chicago, NASA says water has been spotted on the sunlit surface of the moon, Coca-Cola will discontinue half of its beverage brands, Curfew goes into effect in Chicago for non-essential businesses, Body of missing suburban Chicago woman found, College student from suburban Chicago dies of coronavirus after leaving campus, returning home, Man accused of murdering two boys and kidnapping two girls is in custody, girls found safe.