In Lisle, Mayor Joe Broda rushed out of the house at 6 a.m. Thursday to see roads blocked, power out and homes under water. “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen and I’ve been living here for 35 years,” Broda said. “It’s not a pretty sight.”
All the east-west roads in town were blocked by standing water. Fire and police crews used stretchers and wheelchairs to evacuate two nursing homes. And Four Lakes, a large residential community with a mix of condominiums, town homes and apartments, lost its power when a substation became submerged in water, Broda said. Thousands of residents were left in the dark.
Broda said he and village officials were monitoring weather reports closely and hoping for a reprieve in rain that might allow them to recover.
The American Red Cross set up an evacuation site at the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd.
Chicago Tribune Reporting