Heavy rain leads to flooding in Chicago area

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CHICAGO --  Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall swept across the Chicago area Wednesday evening.

Widespread flooding was reported in the Addison area. Flooding also reported in Barrington on U.S. 14 between Hart Road and Route 59 and in portions of Elmhurst.

Shortly after 7:30 pm skies were brightening as the storms moved out into Lake Michigan

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2 cars get stuck in flood waters on the street in Elgin on Wednesday

Bands of thunderstorms spiraling outward from a center of low pressure tracking through northwest Indiana into southwest lower Michigan developed quickly, dumping heavy flood-producing rains of 1 to 2 inches in less than an hour across a good portion of the Chicago area west of the city.

Counties included in the Flood Warning included: Kendall, Lake, northwestern Will, De Kalb, Kane, McHenry, DuPage, Northwestern Cook, Grundy, western Kankakee, Ford, western Iroquois and Boone.

Some locations that experienced flooding include: Morris, Channahon, Minooka, Paxton, Dwight, Gibson City, Piper City, Wilmington, Braidwood, Coal City, Diamond, Elwood, Gilman, Herscher, Gardner, Onarga, Forrest, Chatsworth, Mazon and Cissna Park. Also, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Wheaton, Hoffman  Estates, Downers Grove, Lombard, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream,  Romeoville, Plainfield, Carpentersville and Wheeling.

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Mark Reynolds, Schaumburg resident, works overnights, so when he woke up to get ready for work, he found his four-door Buick Century mostly under water. He also found his parking lot flooded.

His car was one of five vehciles in his condo complex that were damaged, and possibly totaled, due to the down pour.

The manager of the complex said they sent out an alert warning residence to move their cars to higher ground and they will work with the people whose cars here have been affected.



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