Homeowners battle flood waters in Lake County, cleanup begins

LAKE COUNTY, Ill. -- In far North Suburban Grayslake the mayor called this a "100 year flood" event.

Standing water also hit the Bull Creek neighborhood of Libertyville near Routes 45 and 137.

Rainfall totals range from 3-to5 inches of rain since midnight.

Chicago usually sees only 3 1/2 inches of rain during the entire month of July.

Lake County residents also are dealing with water in their basements.

Several rounds of rain today have caused many basements to flood, drain and flood again.

Grayslake residents began cleaning up and tossing out belongings that were ruined by the water. The hardest things for some residents to toss out was family photographs.