Flood Damage In Chicago Suburbs After Heavy Rainfall

 Thursday, July 13, 2017

 ABC 7

The rain has ended, but the water is still rising in the north suburbs and flooding problems over the next 48 hours could be very dangerous. Chopper 7HD flew over a sinkhole Thursday morning that had formed near Gages Lake Road and Leonard Drive, just east of Hunt Club Road. The area has been blocked off to keep people safe. Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Des Plaines River had reached about 10.5 ft. Forecasters predict the river will continue to rise through Friday evening and may crest at about 12.5 ft. Levels on the Fox River are also expected to rise Thursday.