• Jul 13, 2017, 10:24 AM

Des Plaines River Update - Public Notice – July 13, 2017, 10AM Update

As of 10:00am on July 13, 2017 the Des Plaines River was at level of 10.9 feet and rising to a predicted level of 12 feet on Friday afternoon 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 are staged 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.

If you begin to have water come into your home or 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 thru 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.

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