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Mundelein Flood

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:30 AM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 6:46 AM ]
resulted from a reported 5-7 inches of rain in Mundelein. 

About 40 residents were evacuated from their homes by authorities because of the flooding.

Mundelein firefighters, assistant by police officers, evacuated about 25 people from an apartment building on the 200 block of Lake Street. Some residents were able to walk out of their homes to dry land but others, particularly some seniors, were taken away on small boats by firefighters, Deputy Police Chief Don Hansen said.

Public safety crews evacuated about residents from the first floor of a two-story apartment building on the 300 block of Walnut Court, too, after a small pond overflowed into the units. None of the residents were injured.

Most of the residents found shelter with family or friends. Some were taken to the police station, where they were given blankets and fed. The American Red Cross and volunteers with a local Community Emergency Response Team assisted.

Streets and intersections throughout Mundelein are flooded, including parts of heavily traveled Route 45 and Midlothian Road.

Village Administrator John Lobaito urged people not to walk on flooded streets. Manhole covers may have been pushed out of their holes by water pressure, creating potential hazards, he said. Public works crews are clearing debris from sewer inlets to reduce street flooding.

The public works department has set up sandbag stations in the Metra parking lot, 205 N. Archer Ave., and at Memorial Park, 251 N. Pershing Ave.

source: Lee Filas, Daily Herald, 7/13/2017

Drone footage on 7/12/2017 of downtown Mundelein flooded.

Downtown Mundelein Flooded

source: Erich Schwenk FB Live Footage