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Heavy Rain, Flooding Make for Messy Conditions Across Chicago Area

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    Area Recovering After Heavy Rains Bring Flooding

    AND NOW A FOLLOW UP ON THE STORY WE BROUGHT YOU YESTERDAY IN THE NORTHWEST SUBURBS WHERE RAIN WASHED OUT STREETS AND TRAPPED PEOPLE IN CARS. TODAY THEY ARE ASSESSING THE DAMAGE ] NBC 5'S CHRISTIAN FARR JOINS US LIVE IN NORTHWEST SUBURBAN ADDISON WITH MORE :00:12 - NATS OF WATER RUSHING FROM “ADDISON 1” CLIP ((FARR TRACK)) THE WATER ROSE QUICKLY WITHOUT WARNING. SOT FROM CHAD ZIPPMANN/HELPING NEICE AND SISTER FROM “BRIAN” CLIP :19:25:47 - :50 “IT WAS COMING DOWN SO FAST IT WAS LIKE BEING IN A SHOWER.” ((FARR TRACK)) AND THOSE FLOOD WATERS NOT ONLY AFFECTED HOMES….. SOT FROM CAROL WHITAKER/ADDISON RESIDENT FROM “BRIAN” CLIP :19:30:20 - :30:24 “IT WAS COMING UP THRU THE DRAINS OF THE SHOWER…LAUNDRY ROOM DRAIN.” :00:33 — NATS OF CAR RESCUE FROM “VILLA PARK FLOODING” CLIP ((FARR TRACK)) ….IT ALSO TRAPPED PEOPLE INSIDE OF THEIR CARS. PHONER SOT FROM LIZ FROM “ADDISON PHONER” CLIP (GRAPHIC) :01:14 - :17 “IT WAS RAINING VERY HARD. I COULDN’T SEE ANYTHING.” ((FARR TRACK)) LIZ COLLETTI POSTED THESE PHOTOS TO TWITTER, AFTER ALMOST BECOMING TRAPPED IN THE FLOODING IN ADDISON….NOT FAR FROM WOODLAND AVENUE AND GREEN RIDGE STREET….WHICH EXPERIENCED EXTREME FLOODING. PHONER SOT FROM LIZ FROM “ADDISON PHONER” CLIP (GRAPHIC) :02:05 - :11 “I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE GET OUT OF MY CAR…THOUGHT I WAS GOING FLOAT…LUCKILY THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.” :01:45 - NATS OF SOMONE SAYING “THIS SIDE SO SOMEONE CAN HELP HIM” FROM VILLA PARK FLOODING” CLIP ((FARR TRACK)) IN NEARBY, VILLA PARK PEOPLE DID BECOME TRAPPED AND HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THEIR CARS. CHAD ZIPPMANN’S NIECE ENDED UP GETTING HER CAR STUCK IN FLOODING AS SHE RACED TO HIS SISTER’S ADDISON HOME TO HELP STOP THE WATER FROM POURING IN. SOT FROM CHAD ZIPPMANN/HELPING NEICE AND SISTER FROM “BRIAN” CLIP - SUPER :19:26:50 - :58 “THERE WAS WATER IN THE CUP HOLDERS…I DON’T THINK SO IT HAS BEEN DRYING OUT SINCE LAST NIGHT.” SOT FROM TONY WHITAKER/ADDISON RESIDENT FROM “BRIAN” CLIP - SUPER :19:31:28 - :31:35 “IT’S A SITUATION….FLOODS BACKS UP.” ((FARR TRACK)) THE WHITAKERS SAY SEWAGE WATER POURED INTO THEIR HOME, AFTER THEIR DRAINS STARTED TO BACK UP. THEY FELT THEY HAD FULLY PROTECTED THE HOME THAT THEY HAVE LIVED IN FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS FROM FLOODING…BUT NOW THIS COUPLE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. SOT FROM CAROL WHITAKER/ADDISON RESIDENT FROM “BRIAN” CLIP - SUPER :19:30:59 - :31:05 “THIS LEVEL WE ARE KIND OF HANDS TIED WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO FIX THE BACK UP OF THE SEWERS. I FEEL LIKE THAT COMES FROM THE VILLAGE.”

    (Published Thursday, May 31, 2018)

    Heavy rain on Wednesday made for messy conditions across the Chicago area.

    What’s left of a weakened Tropical Depression Alberto soaked the region, moving in during the evening commute and dumping nearly three inches of rain in some parts.

    The Brer Rabbit Motel in suburban Villa Park was completely surrounded by water, with reports that firefighters went door-to-door to check on those inside.

    Rush hour commuters found their cars surrounded by water as well, as torrential rain flooded multiple intersections in the northwest suburbs.

    Rain, Flooding Leave Messy Conditions Across Chicago Area

    [CHI] Rain, Flooding Leave Messy Conditions Across Chicago Area

    Heavy rain on Wednesday made for messy conditions across the Chicago area. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 31, 2018)

    Some made the ill-advised choice of trying to drive through it - stalling out and even getting stuck in floodwaters or compromising positions.

    That was the scene in Hoffman Estates, where nearly three inches of rain fell. One driver tried to avoid the water and ended up on the median instead.

    In Barrington, rescue boats were called to the intersection on Northwest Highway and Exmoor Avenue when multiple cars became submerged in water.

    Chicago Area Soaked by Weakened Tropical Depression Alberto

    [CHI] Chicago Area Soaked by Weakened Tropical Depression Alberto
    The rains moved out of the Chicago area Wednesday night and all the standing water is slowly going down. Regina Waldroup reports.
    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

    In most places, the water did have a chance to go down overnight after the rain stopped - but it left behind a mess for some people who will likely spend Thursday cleaning up.

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