On October 14, 2017 the Village experienced a significant storm event. The National Weather Services reported October 14 as the "wettest October day on record", and several communities in Cook County received rainfall exceeding seven inches in a 24 hour period.
How much rain did the Village receive?
The Village's weather stations recorded between five and six inches of rain, with the most significant storm event occurring around 8:00 pm.
Were there flooding problems in town?
Several areas of the community experienced flash flooding with some residences reporting back up in their homes. Due to the intensity of the storm even sewers in several areas of the community exceeded their capacity and became "surcharged". Many of the VIllage's storm sewer outfalls drain to Flagg Creek. Provision data from the USGS data indicates that the creek level reached a maximum stage of 10.03 feet on October 15.
Where can I find more information on storm water management?
Additional information on storm-water management, 100-year storm events and how residents in older homes can protect themselves can be found online at the following link: http://wsprings.com/320/Stormwater-Management
For additional questions, please contact the Municipal Services Department at 708-246-1800 x 200