• Jul 12, 2017, 08:48 AM

Des Plaines River Level Update - July 12th, 2017

Public Notice – July 12th, A.M. Update
As of 7:30 am on July 12, 2017 the Des Plaines River was at level of 10.0 feet and rising
according to reporting information provided by the National Weather Service (NWS). Rainfall in the last 24 hours totals about 4.5” and the river rose over four feet over night.

The Village of Gurnee is in an emergency flood response at this time.

Sandbagging supplies are available to residents at the Public Works Facility, 1151 Kilbourne Road, should you need them.

If you begin to have water come into your basement, please remember to take extreme caution for possible electric shock. The Village would like to urge anyone with flooded basements to contact the Village of Gurnee or ComEd to have the power disconnected prior to entering the basement.

From 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday called Village of Gurnee at (847) 599-7550, after business hours contact ComEd at (800) 334-7661.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the Village at (847) 599-7550.

You can receive regular periodic electronic notices on this and other issues via e-mail by
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River heights and crest predictions may be found through this web page: