CHICAGO — Chicago saw it’s worst flooding in two years Sunday.
Heavy rain showers receded into light drizzles Monday morning, but the heavy rain that came Sunday caused high-standing water on area roadways and flooded homes across the city. Some portions recorded upward of five inches of rain fall.
Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reports its received more than 1,500 flood-related service calls, so far — a majority of them are complaints about flooded basements.
Near Montrose Avenue and Pulaski Road, water burst through a pipe — spewing as high as some of the nearby buildings.
DuSable Lake Shore Drive was shut down for some time and a section of the Eisenhower Expressway was closed for hours.
A few people needed to be rescued from their vehicles after driving into high-standing waters, including one man who attempted to drive through a flooded viaduct.
The National Weather Service called it the most significant flooding in the city in two years.
Anyone experiencing flood-related issues should contact their alderperson or the city’s non-emergency line: 3-1-1.