A thunderstorm is predicted for this evening (Saturday, July 15, 2017) with a total rainfall accumulation of 0.06” according to the National Weather Service. This rainfall amount in incorporated into the river level forecast.
As of 2:30pm on July 15, 2017 the Des Plaines River was at level of 12.01 feet and rising to a predicted level of 12.2 feet this evening according to reporting information provided by the National Weather Service (NWS).
Areas inundated with flood waters have been secured by law enforcement and no access will be permitted. Sandbagging operations have been completed and first responders are no longer able to access many areas using the machinery available. The community and first responders are standing by to address needs as they arise. Sandbags are available at the Warren Township High School parking lot at O’Plaine Road and McClure Avenue. Access to the sandbagging area is O’Plaine Road from Washington Street.
The regional “non-riverine” flooding situation is improving as local drainage systems begin todraw down from the record rain event. Unfortunately, all the local drainage is directed to the Des Plaines River and will be contributing to the flooding along the river expected over the next several days.
The last inundated area for non-riverine flooding is generally located near the Dada Drive and Almond Road intersection. Pipes are flowing at capacity and the levels are dropping slowly. Staff continues to monitor this location for proper operation. ComEd has restored power or provided temporary power to homes that were impacted. Power outages should be reported to ComEd if not already done so.
The Village’s Emergency Response hotline for this flood event is 847-599-6640.
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