Wednesday, May 15, 2013
DuPage County residents affected by the mid-April flooding can apply for assistance via the Internet, phone or by going to the Lisle Police Department in person.
The following is a press release from DuPage County: DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin urges residents affected by the recent flood to apply for federal assistance to help alleviate expenses incurred in the recovery process from the April storms. “More than 9,000 DuPage County homes and businesses received extensive damage to their properties from the April flood. In an effort to help relieve some of the financial burden, the federal government is providing grants and low-interest loans to help cover some of the uninsured costs endured by families. I urge residents to apply for these grants and loans as they continue to work with their insurance companies during this recovery process,” said Cronin. Throughout the past month, DuPage…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Check out some video documentation of the floods that swamped much of Hinsdale, Burr Ridge and surrounding towns last week.
Plenty of last week's dramatic flooding in and around towns like Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Willowbrook was captured by residents and passers-by and uploaded to YouTube, where we found a couple dozen videos documenting residents' own experiences with the storm and its fallout. From Burr Ridge up to Oak Brook and everything inbetween, check out some of what people caught on video up above!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Rescues, disasters, bravery, irony—from a mass evacuation to the finding of a floating body to a governor's visit, the stories of a storm from DuPage County.
Much of DuPage County was underwater by Thursday afternoon due to a rainstorm that dropped more than half a foot of water on some areas. Patch has been tracking some of the biggest and most interesting stories from the storm: Body Found Floating at Graue Mill The historic Graue Mill on the border of Hinsdale and Oak Brook was utterly swamped when Salt Creek rose in the heaviest rain anywhere, but the floodwaters brought something even darker: a dead human body. DuPage officials are currently trying to identify it and as of Friday afternoon, no more information is available. Lisle Neighborhoods, Nursing Home Evacuated Some of the worst flooding in all of DuPage happened in Lisle, where the Four Lakes community along the DuPage River—and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Gov. Quinn has declared a state of emergency in the wake of flooding throughout the Chicago area.
Governor Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency as state agencies prepared to provide assistance to local governments throughout northern Illinois dealing with severe river and flash flooding. The state of emergency ensures that state resources are activated and that the federal government is aware that a disaster declaration is likely. It also allows the state to request resources as needed, such as personnel and equipment. State and local emergency personnel have been on the ground in hardest hit areas since early this morning. "Heavy rainfall over the past few days has created dangerous flooding in areas across the state," Governor Quinn stated in a press release. "Everyone should stay home and off the roads if possible. To ensure …
A few roads remain closed in the Village of Clarendon Hills as of Thursday afternoon.
The following is a press release from the Village of Clarendon Hills: The Village continues to monitor the flooding event that has impacted large portions of Clarendon Hills. The Village’s storm drainage system is operating as intended, but it is simply beyond capacity due to the high volume and short time period in which the rain fell. Police and Fire personnel will continue to monitor the situation, and Public Works crews will remain on call to respond to issues. This event has impacted many homes and businesses. For your safety, residents are reminded to use caution near flood waters. Do not attempt to drive or walk through standing water. Do not enter flooded basements due to concerns of electrocution. Please call 911 if you have …
Residents are urged to stay in place during the flood. Use 911 and emergency services if needed. Avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.
Hinsdale on Thursday officially declared a State of Emergency, according to a notice from the village. Village President Tom Cauley made the declaration, and the Emergency Operation Center is now active. The Center addresses current concerns surrounding the weather and flood conditions in the area. The public is urged to stay or shelter in place during this flood event and utilize emergency services and 911 if warranted. Local flooding is widespread and public safety officials advise the public to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary during this incident. Emergency evacuation shelter is now currently available at Benedictine College, 5700 College Road, Lisle. There are many low-lying roadways that are impassable due to flooding. …
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from DuPage County towns here.
Note: when uploading photos/video, please include a caption with the town and street where they were taken. Thank you! By 7 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service in Romeoville had the total rainfall amount at 3.24 inches for the previous 24 hours. Then it rained some more. And it's not forecast to stop until Friday morning. What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around DuPage …
About 4 to 5 inches of rain has fallen throughout the area, with more expected Thursday.
Thursday, April 18
From DuPage County Updated: April 19, 9:35 a.m. DuPage County Stormwater Management continues to operate all of its larger flood control facilities due to rainfall accumulated throughout the week. The National Weather Service reported approximately 4 to 6 inches of rainfall beginning Wednesday, with minimal precipitation forecasted throughout the day Friday. The County streams and rivers are showing signs of receding from this accumulation. However, this precipitation raised elevations in Salt Creek and the West Branch DuPage River enough for DuPage County Stormwater Management to continue operations of Fawell Dam (Naperville), Spring Creek Reservoir (Bloomingdale), Elmhurst Quarry (Elmhurst) and Wood Dale-Itasca Reservoir (Wood Dale). …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Public Works has been called out to several areas around Hinsdale to address high-standing water.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sabrina Wu
Monday, November 22, 2010
The heavy rain is causing high-standing water in several places around Hinsdale. Those who are driving might want to plan alternate routes for the following areas: *Hinsdale Avenue between Monroe and Stough Streets *Fuller at County Line Road *Elm at County Line Road *Madison between North Street and Ogden Avenue "Public works was called out, but I expect in time that [the water] will recede," said Deputy Chief Kevin Simpson. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for DuPage County until 7:30 p.m. tonight.