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Saturday
Jul232011

Flash Flooding Alert

The National Weather Service reports that 6.8 inches of rain fell in the City of Des Plaines within a 3 hour period during the night of July 22, 2011.

According to the National Weather Service's Report of 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 23, 2011, the Des Plaines River near Des Plaines is at 7.12 feet.  The river is predicted to crest at 8.5 feet at 1 PM Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2011  (Flood stage is 5.0 feet).

The City has placed sand and sandbags at the following locations:

  • Big Bend Drive & Hawthorne Lane
  • Christ Church (Cora Street and Henry Avenue)
  • River Road and Howard Avenue

The following roads are currently closed:

  • Golf Road between River Road and East River Road
  • Oakton Street between Mount Prospect Road and Elmhurst Road
  • Oakton Street and Maple Road
  • Rand Road and Elk Boulevard
  • River Road and Rand Road
  • Algonquin Road between Mt Prospect Road and Wolf Road
  • Northwest Highway at the S-Curve
  • Golf/Wolf Road between Golf Road and the traffic circle

ComEd reports that 2800 residents are without power.  ComEd reports that all power should be restored by tomorrow, Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Public Works crews along with the Police Department will sweep the neighborhoods, handling emergencies first and then any other flood-related incidents.  The City of Des Plaines Emergency Management Agency will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day in anticipation of flooding and will issue additional information as needed.

Emergency calls more should be directed to 9-1-1. Des Plaines residents are advised to turn to cable channel #17 and the City's website, www.desplaines.org, for more information as it becomes available.   Additional weather information is available

from the National Weather Service at www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lot. Flooding information and non-emergency calls may be directed to the Des Plaines Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at 847-391-5396. 

 

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