Heavy rains cause flooding in west suburban Bellwood

West Suburban Bellwood was hit hard by flooding overnight.

The flood water has receded but the damage is done for some residents.

Heavy rains left over half a foot of water on the ground in some areas.

One family was watching WGN this morning when they got a rude awakening.  They saw their new home underwater.

The Reed family is now glad they had not moved everything in yet.  They still have a lot of mopping up to do. 

They rushed over to their flooded home in the 400 block of Hyde Park after spotting it in video seen today on WGN News.

Tasha Reed says, “It’s a mess.”  But fortunately she and her husband had not moved anything into the basement of their new home yet.  And the water went down quickly.

Water surrounded many of the homes near Hyde Park and Oak street.

Several cars in the area were partially under water and some had to be removed from high water.

One man in the 900 block of 25th Avenue needed emergency help getting his pregnant wife and children out of his home. The threat of electricity in the home rose with the water.

Residents say flooding is not uncommon whenever there is significant rainfall.

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