Des Plaines residents continue flood clean-up as more rain falls

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The second round of rain has few people in Des Plaines worried because so much of the real damage is already done. The locals say it just cannot get any worse.

As if Des Plaines has not suffered enough over the past six days– the rain is falling for a second time.

Instead of parked cars, you find parked canoes. Instead of slides in the backyard, it is sandbags on the driveway. Residents on these flooded streets are trudging to work by tractor, on foot, or by boat.

Des Plaines resident Kathy Rob said she “Raised her family here– she’s been through this drill more than she’d like to admit. She’s tired.”

Tuesday afternoon, the second swing of rain storms blew through an already battered area. Inside most homes– a total loss– this new system hardly phasing the people who simply crave normalcy– a dry, clean home, and their community above water–not below it.

Gary Zanto, also from Des Plaines, said “Sump pumps saving the day– or at least easing the pain for now.”

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