Flood water still rising in NW suburbs

Riverside drive in Nunda Township is regrettably living up to its name– and then some.  A few homes are underwater and other residents are still fighting.

Michelle Dubois is one of the residents battling the aftermath of last week’s devastating rainfall, “So we have sandbags pyramided up this plywood and so based on the elevation if the water we keep adding sandbags 48 and it keeps going up,” she said.

NW Suburban flooding

From the air, you can see the extent of what they are dealing with along the Fox River and lake,  sandbags, thousands of them, being stacked up, trying to hold off the floodwater.

Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Don Kopsell said “There’s about a mile back there and it’s completely covered. It’s over three foot here by itself.”

Just to the south, the Algonquin Dam doesn’t even present a challenge to the river, now three and a half feet above flood stage– and just beginning to crest. Some of the worst in recent memory.

Aaron Dullum said “This is the worst it’s been. So 2007 it was bad, 2006 it was bad, This year, worse.”

On the minds of so many facing the flood water– the forecast for rain in the next 24 hours.

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